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. Mrs. Pate taught Art & Design, and Photography in Scotland for twelve years in a middle leadership role before moving to Hong Kong to take up her position as a founding member of Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong.
Mrs. Pate is an extremely passionate Art & Design practitioner and enjoys teaching a range of practical art skills and subject matter, in order to develop a creative and independent learner. She is IB trained and enjoys taking inspiration from the local environment, culture and heritage to support and inspire, innovative, engaging and exciting lessons.
Mrs. Pate enjoys exploring the abundance of gorgeous nature trails and islands that Hong Kong has to offer with her family when not at school. She also enjoys taking advantage of Hong Kong’s fantastic climate for cycling, outdoor swimming and yoga.