Mrs. Yates has been teaching in early childhood settings for 8 years. She is currently attending Old Dominion University and studying Special Education to further her love of learning how to help children and meeting them where they are. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia with her parents and 3 brothers. She now lives in Arlington with her husband, 2 children, and dog. She enjoys gardening, hiking, working out, and cooking delicious foods. She really enjoys working with the families and children at OSL as the Extended Day Director and is looking forward to meeting more of the children and families.