Ms. Coats has over 10 years experience in early childhood education, elementary and middle school, with a specialty in motivation. A graduate of prestigious Roanoke College in Salem Virginia, Ms. Coats holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a special certification in Child and Adolescent Development. She has special recognition at each of her previous positions for her ability to reach, understand, connect with, and motivate her students. She created a program while at Roanoke College that emphasized personalized learning goals and constructivist based structure. Her creative approach to learning brings an extreme hands-on approach to classes such as Life Science, Physics, Algebra, and Early Math. Using both current technology as well as traditional methods that are tried and true, Ms. Coats’ educational mission is to cultivate individuality , self-esteem, and a sense of pride in each student. For this reason, she tailors her lessons to each students' skill level and temperament.