Dr Jenifer Smith

Emily Gates

4th Grade Teacher

Emily Gates received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Theology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Concordia University Chicago in 2010. She has taught fourth grade for six years, with four of those at CCCA. Her goal as a teacher is to empower students to tackle challenges with confidence and a positive attitude.

Gates grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Christian schools K-12. She loves traveling with her husband Brett, and they are both big fans of all the Cleveland and Columbus sports teams. She also enjoys reading, running in local 5K/10K races, attending concerts and plays, and exploring every corner of Columbus.