Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kim Tate
My name is Mrs. Kimberly Tate. I’m originally from Alexanderia, Virginia. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’m currently living in Suwanee, Georgia with my husband, and two children. In my spare time, I enjoy horseback riding at the Equestrian Reserve, thrill seeking at 6 Flags Over Georgia, and camping with my family. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a Master’s Degree in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. I completed my Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Piedmont University. Ten years of my experience was in Gwinnett County teaching Gifted Education. During the seven years I was at home raising my children, I was able to work with teachers in Gwinnett County educating them about gifted students and how to service them in the classroom setting. I’m looking forward to my 7th year at Sharon Elementary.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Wendy Wing
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats.
Teaching is what I was meant to do. I love motivating students to develop a passion to learn, to explore and to create. After graduating from The University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Elementary Education, I started my teaching career at North Habersham Middle School teaching sixth grade language arts and social studies. In the years since, I have taught every grade from kindergarten through eighth. I earned my gifted certification in 1998 and taught at The Torrance Center for Gifted Children at the University of Georgia. In the 1990’s, I was asked to present two units at the Georgia Middle School Conference and was recognized by Georgia's Secretary of State for the "Wall of Remembrance: Children of the Holocaust" unit.
In 2017, I presented my unit on bats to the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference in Los Angeles and hope to present at this year’s conference in Atlanta. For the past two years, I have been a member of Forsyth County’s Innovative Learning Team.
I am married to Bruce, who is the best husband in the world, and we have two wonderful children, Megan and Jon. My family moved around the country due to my husband's job, and we have lived in multiple states throughout the country. We are happy to be settled in Georgia, near my mom and dad. Megan, our oldest, graduated from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a degree in economics and political science. She was selected for Teach for America, where she taught in Phoenix, Arizona and where she met her husband Nick. She is now teaching at a KIPP school in Nashville, Tennessee. Jon is going to California State University, Fullerton and is majoring in business. We have three border collies named Jack, Mik and Finn who bring us so much joy and are valued members of our family.
This year, I will be teaching second grade gifted and Advanced Content ELA in fifth grade. I am the coach for the Sharon Robotics team and lead the Hogwarts Club, the STEM Club and Minecraft Club at Sharon.