Kori Gates

Phone: 816-316-8427


Degrees and Certifications:

Kori Gates

Kindergarten Teacher


Years of teaching experience:

6 years of experience


Educational background

2012 Bachelor of Arts in Education, Early Childhood, Univeristy of Missouri - Kansas City

2018 Educational Technology Certificate, Avila University

2019 Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning, Avila University 



October 2014 Crystal Apple Award

Making Math Matter Grant Team Member

Kindergarten District Benchmark Lead Team Member

SAFE [Student Assistance and Family Empowerment] Lead Team Member

2017-2018 Ervin Early Learning Center Teacher of the Year

2017-2018 Hickman Mills School District Teacher of the Year

2017-2018 Kansas City Top 18 Regional Teacher of the Year


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I believe a quality education is the key to a person’s success, both professionally and personally.


Personal Interests

I enjoy reading literature and playing sand volleyball. I frequently attend concerts, Kansas City Chiefs football games, Kansas City Royals baseball games, and Sporting KC soccer games. I spend my free time with my rescue dog, Bandit.