Degrees and Certifications:
St. Edward's University - Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Magna Cum Laude. EC-12 Theatre Arts EC-6 Core Subjects G/T Certified
Hi! I'm Kimberley Gates and I am excited to be the Theatre Arts teacher and director here at Johnson High School! Before joining the Johnson team I taught ELAR and Theatre at Dahlstrom Middle School for two years. Prior to, I completed my student teaching with the award winning theatre department at Tomball High School in Tomball, TX. Before deciding to become a teacher I worked as a professional actor and spent two glorious years as a Character Look-a-Like Performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
I am passionate about educational theatre, building strong and lasting relationships with my students, and exploring the world and one's role in it through the theatrical arts. I truly care about each and every student I have - past, present, and future. We are doing amazing things in the Johnson Theatre Department and I'm thrilled to be able to build a creative, positive, fun, and strong program with such fantastic students.