A note from the principal

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit Pate Early Childhood Center's website. It is an honor to be named the principal at Pate, and to have served as the assistant principal for the previous three years. Pate is a special place where everyone works together to provide students with what they need. I am thrilled to be in a position to positively impact the lives of students and staff members.

We will continue striving for student success, while providing an environment where students feel safe, challenged, and motivated. Teaching and assessments will be standards based, and instruction will be data-driven. Students will set and monitor personal goals, and will develop leadership skills with the continued implementation of 'Leader In Me'. It takes everyone to make our school year successful.  Together we are stronger. 

I thank you for taking on this journey with us to benefit and support your child and his/her experience at Pate! Let's make it a great year!

Mr. Matt Gassaway

Pate Early Childhood, Aurora R-VIII
417-678-1552 (Office)