Virginia Scates

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Coordinator of Elementary Education

Virginia Scates

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Dr. Scates joined the Limestone Family as an adjunct professor in 2012. She made Limestone her permanent home in the Fall of 2018. Dr. Scates has twenty-eight years experience in the field of education, including working as a public school teacher in early childhood and elementary classrooms ranges from grades 3K - 6th grade.

Dr. Scates is married to Mr. Nick Scates. They have two daughters Krystal and Kensley Scates. They reside in Gaffney, SC where they enjoy traveling with family, attending Corinth Baptist Church, and serving in community organizations.

Professional Accomplishments


South Carolina Reading Association
Conference Presenter, State Council Committee Chair, State Council
Board Member

Cherokee County Reading Association

South Carolina Early Childhood Association
SCECA State Conference, Presenter

Cherokee County Teacher Forum
Chairperson, Board of Directors

Cherokee County Teacher of the Year 2011-2012

Corinth Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2011-2012

Reading Association Teacher of the Year 1998-1999

Donor's Choose Grant Recipient 2010, 2012. 2015, 2016, 2017


Palmetto State Teacher's Association

International Reading Association

South Carolina International Reading Association

National Association for The Education of Young Children 

North American Montessori Teachers Association 


  • BS Elementary Education, Lander University
  • BS Early Childhood, Lander University
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood, Converse College
  • Certificate to Practice Montessori Education, Lander University
  • Early Childhood Specialist, National Board Certification
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Gardner-Webb University

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Twitter: @Kinderscates
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