Phone: 469-752-7600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education from Oklahoma State University

Mrs. Janis Bates

Social Studies was always my favorite subject no matter what the topic - well, maybe not economics - but with that exception, I love all aspects of this discipline.  
My mission each year is to infuse my students with an appreciation for the impact that geography has on their lives both in the present and past as well as the future.  
I grew up in Tulsa, graduated from Oklahoma State, and have lived in Texas ever since.  
My husband and I have four sons and one granddaughter.  We are pet parents to a Bichon Frise named Max.
I sing in a choir, belong to two book clubs, and love to spend time with friends and family.  
Teaching AP Human and World Geography have added many new places to my bucket list. One I checked off this summer was Alaska - amazing! 
I've taught for 27 years, and this is my eighteenth year at Shepton.   

  • 2022-23 Schedule

    1st period -  AP Human Geography 
    2nd period-  AP Human Geography
    3rd Period -  World Geography
    4th period -  World Geography
    5th Period -  AP Human Geography
    6th Period - Conference
    7th Period  - AP Human Geography


  • Tutorials


    4:20-4:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoons - World Geography

    4:20-4:45 PM- Monday afternoons - AP Human Geography

    I am also available by appointment.
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