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    Please email me at jtate@iss.k12.nc.us   

     About Me
    One of my missions is to teach students how to be independent learners, and to take responsibility for their own education understanding that work ethic and attitude is the most important part of learning. 
    I'm from Banner Elk, North Carolina and attended Avery County High School and graduated in 1994. After graduating high school, I entered the US Navy and traveled to many places around the world. I then went to college at Caldwell Community College in Boone, N.C., and then studied physics at Appalachian State University.  
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