Mrs Pate's professional qualifications include a BDes (Hons) in Printed Textile Design and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Art & Design from Strathclyde University. Since 2002 she has taught in Scottish Secondary schools undertaking various curriculum responsibilities including Enterprise as well as Art & Design. She was the Principal Teacher of Art & Design at Bearsden Academy and a marker for the Scottish Qualifications Awarding body for Photography.
I am an extremely passionate Art & Design practitioner and enjoy teaching a diverse range of skills and subject matter in order to develop a creative and independent learner. I aim to take inspiration from the local environment, culture and heritage to support and inspire innovative, engaging and exciting lessons.