Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Curtis M. Bates

Curtis Bates was born and raised here in Columbia, SC and is a product of Richland One Schools, graduating from Eau Claire High School. Mr. Bates continued his education at multiple institutions including: Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education, a Master’s in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, Columbia, SC, and his Master’s in Educational Leadership at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He recently served as the District Fine Arts Coordinator for Calhoun County Public Schools. With over ten years in class room teaching music to grades PreK-12th Mr. Bates brings a great wealth of knowledge back to his alma mater.