My name is Andrea Bates and I teach first grade at Carrollton Classical Academy. I was born and raised right here in the DFW area and am a graduate of the University of North Texas where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in English Lit. After working for both the city of Grapevine and the City of Frisco at the Frisco Police Department, I found my true passion in teaching young children. Before being hired full time at CCA, I taught Pre-K at Church at the Cross Preschool in Grapevine. In my spare time I love reading both historical fiction and nonfiction, trying new restaurants, traveling, spending time with family and watching British TV with my rescue pup, Prissy!