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It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as Principal of San Augustine Elementary School. My educational career spans over twenty years including:  twelve years as primary, elementary and middle school classroom teacher, four years as.... an educational leader, and five years as an educational consultant. I have been very fortunate to work in a variety of positions and diverse environments including: two large school districts, a private school, and two small school districts. 

I am married to my wonderful husband Chris Cates. Together we have two daughters, Hollyn and Whitney Cates, two sons, Carter and Lane Lair, and one grandson, Braxton Pratt. We enjoy spending time at the lake, camping, fishing, and making memories. I am extremely blessed to have a large family and close group of friends who have supported me on my journey from classroom teacher to campus principal. My loved ones and educational experiences have truly shaped me as a servant leader.

As the newest member of Wolf Nation, I am most excited to serve the students, staff, and community of San Augustine. I believe schools take on the personality of their leader, and I am dedicated to educating students, energizing teachers, and building positive relationships with all stakeholders. I consider it an honor to serve as Principal of San Augustine Elementary School.

I am looking forward to  the BEST year ever, as we work hard to Build Educational Success Together. 
Niki Cates
MISSION -  Our Children's Future... Our Inspiration
VISION:  -  Building a community of excellence by nurturing talents,
                  Inspiring learners, and developing leaders for an ever-changing world
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Our Children’s Future...Our Inspiration
Our Vision - Building a community of excellence by nurturing talents, inspiring learners, and developing leaders for an ever-changing world.

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Primary Teacher - Elementary

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
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!!! Wolves Varsity Boys Basketball Playoff Game Information !!!

Our boys varsity team will play Garrison in a playoff game on Tuesday, February 20th, in Tenaha at 7:30 PM. Tickets will be $6 for Adults and $4 for Students. District 23&24 passes will be accepted along with TABC, THSCA and Senior Citizens. We will be the second game of a double header. Our final boys varsity home and district game of the season is against Broaddus tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 13) starting at 5pm. CONGRATULATIONS on making the playoffs and GO WOLVES!
Counselors Week Thank You!

!! It's National School Counselors Week !!

We have some great counselors in our schools! Sonya Hearne at our Elementary, Ragan Haygood at our Middle School, Brooke Mathews and Rayford Caraway at our high school! We are fortunate to have such AWESOME COUNSELORS tending to our students. Y'all are worth celebrating all year round given your dedication and commitment to excellence in all you do! THANK YOU!!!
Love the Bus!

Celebrating Love the Bus Month!

February marks a month-long celebration of Love the Bus! This is a time to show gratitude to our dedicated professionals who ensure the safety of students to and from school and, also, recognize this diverse group of individuals who make our student's yellow school bus experience possible! Click the headline to view the entire letter from our Transportation Department!

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