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Bates, Riane

rbates@plato.k12.mo.us Call: 417-458-3333 (ELEM)

Riane Bates has a Masters in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction from Drury University. She accepted a position as a third-grade teacher at Plato Elementary in 2020. She has a true passion for helping her students thrive, academically and socially, in the classroom. 

“Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create and hearts to love.”

Riane grew up in Florida but has called Missouri home for the past five years. She has two children who attend Plato elementary. When she is not teaching, you will find her spending time with her husband and children, enjoying the great outdoors, or reading a book. 

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