Ms. Yates serves as an Upper School Physical Education teacher as well as the Head Varsity Girl’s Basketball and Middle School Volleyball Coach at Founders Classical Academy. A native of Cleburne, Texas, and upon graduating high school in 1996, she received a full basketball scholarship to Texas A&M University where she played 4 years and held 3-point shooting records at that time. Ms. Yates graduated in 2002 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She has teaching experience in both public and private school settings. Her most recent position was at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, where she served as the Jr. High Girl’s Basketball Coach. Her basketball coaching experience ranges from youth to college players. Outside of teaching and coaching at Founders, she also trains and develops basketball players of all ages through classes, small group, and private training sessions at Lifetime Fitness and also coaches Select Youth Basketball. She currently resides in Grapevine Texas with her 2 dachshunds. Outside of being active in her community, she enjoys spending close time with her family, friends, and 4 nieces.