“Jesus is the reason our schools began, exist, and continue.”
Hopefully that statement shares about all we really need to know of Anita Bates. But just for fun, let’s learn a little more. Anita finished a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. Yep, she’s a southerner—at least partly. In 2018 she finished her master’s degree in educational leadership also from Southern Adventist University.
Anita is a mother of four school-aged children (all of them students at Central Valley), and ministers with her husband, Pastor Dan, who leads the Lebanon and Sweet Home churches. How’s that for a full plate?
“for the families of the CVCS community that they will feel acceptance, appreciation, and a challenge, all for the purpose of leading our children to strive for excellence while finding joy in serving each other and our broader community.”
“that children begin life with open minds and hearts, and it is up to us (parents and teachers) to fill and train those young people responsibly. The early years of learning form a foundation upon which the rest of their lives will be built, therefore it is critical that Christian education be Bible-based and focused on developing the whole child. All children are a gift from God and as such, should be treated with utmost love and respect, so they in turn can pass on His love and joy to others around them.”
Anita claims “It is Well,” as the song that speaks most powerfully to her; and when it comes to a dessert, a fruit smoothie (with donuts running a close second) are first on her list. Finally, two days of free time would begin with a day camping in the mountains with her family, followed by a second day on the coast with her hubby, perfectly ending at a spa. Aaaahhhh!