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Mrs. Nikki Pate

I am a junior high Special Education Teacher. This is my second year of teaching, last year I taught Life Skills at Cloverdale Elementary. 

Outside of school, I am married to my husband, Eric, and we have three beautiful children; all three of them are Clay City students. My family and I enjoy spending our free time boating on Racoon Lake, having family movie nights, or just spending time with our animals. We live on a tranquil 10-acre farm that is nestled in the forest. On the farm, we have chickens, goats, cows, cats, one rotten turkey, and a spoiled dog. 

The thing I like most about Clay City is the ability to get to know my students. I try to find ways to motivate them to be the best they can be while encouraging them to give 100% percent in everything they do. I strive to be someone they know they can count on and someone they know they can come to if needed.