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 three grandchildren  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 28 years. This is my nineteenth year at Shepton.   

  • 2023-24 Schedule

    1st period -  World Geography
    2nd period-  World Geography
    3rd Period -  AP Human Geography
    4th period -  Leadership Duty
    5th Period -  AP Human Geography
    6th Period - AP Human Geography
    7th Period  - AP Human Geography
    8th Period - Conference


  • Tutorials


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

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

    I am also available by appointment.
    Please use email me to contact me.