• Welcome to Mrs. Cates' Class!


    email: catesm@apps.anderson1.org

    Hey y'all! My name is McKenzie Cates and I am so excited to begin my 2nd year teaching Special Education! I graduated from Anderson University in 2018 with a degree in Special Education: Multi-Categorical. I am currently attending Winthrop University in pursuit of my M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention. I have a deep passion for working with exceptional children and I feel blessed beyond measure to work with these amazing kiddos!

    I was born and raised in Anderson, SC and graduated from T.L. Hanna High School in 2013. I am married to my best friend, Mr. Doug (as the kids call him), and we have an adorable lab named Sadie. We love to hunt, fish, shop at T.J. Maxx, build furniture, and spend time with family!

    Last year was great, but I believe the best is yet to come!!


    Meet Mrs. Bryant

    Mrs. Bryant

    Hey guys! My name is Dawn Bryant and this will be my 6th year as a teaching assistant in a special education classroom. My husband, Donnie, and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage this year. We have been blessed with two amazing daughters; Jaeden, 14, and Braelen, 12. Jaeden will be a freshman at Wren High School and Braelen will be in 7th grade at Wren Middle School. I have been a member of this community almost my whole life and am a graduate of Wren High School. I am so excited to have another great year in Mrs. Cates' class with our amazing students!


    Meet Mr. Collins

    Class Wish List:


    Cardstock:white and colored

    Thin black Expo markers

    Sheet protectors

    Snacks and juices