Ms. Bates

Phone: 208-350-4270


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Education- Washington State University Masters in Curriculum Development- Seattle University Professional Certification- Seattle University

Ms. Bates

Hello! Welcome to Ms. Bates' English 8 class!

My family and I relocated to Boise from the Seattle area over a year ago. Our move to Boise has been very positive as we were thrilled with all the snow last winter and our outdoor adventures during the hottest summer on record! Most of all, we appreciate the kindness of the people in the Boise area.

While this is my second year at Lewis and Clark Middle School, it is my 15th year of teaching middle school Language Arts. I graduated with a BS in Education from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Development. I have also earn my Professional Certification from Seattle University.

Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns regarding my class. When emailing, please include my middle initial after my first name as there are two Laura Bates in the West Ada School District. I can be reached at

I am looking forward to a wonderful year!


Laura Bates