Academic Options Center (AOC)
300 Industrial Drive South
Madison, Mississippi 39110
Sociology, Psychology, Learning Strategies and ACT Prep
Virtual AP US Government and Virtual AP US History
Test Coordinator for AOC
Welcome to Mrs. Coate's Classroom
I am happy to be a member of the AOC team. I have been teaching for 19.5 years (8 in Louisiana and 11.5 in Mississippi). I have taught US History, Government and Law teacher at Madison Central, Velma Jackson and Ridgeland High Schools. I also taught Learning Strategies for USH SATP and ACT Reading Prep. I served on the Standard Setting Committee for USH SATP and also certified in APUSH and AP Government.
I currently hold a B.A in Political Science (Pre-Law) and a B.A. in Secondary Education. I also hold a Masters in Education degree in Curriculum and Testing and a Master of Arts degree in History. I am also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in the area of High School Social Studies. While in Graduate School, I completed an internship with the Louisiana State Legislature and the US Supreme Court.
I have been married to my husband, Bryan for 13 years. He is a Navy Veteran and currently, a Maritime Captain down at the mouth of the Mississippi River. We are both originally from the New Orleans area. We have a daughter, Bryanna, who is starting 6th Grade at Germantown Middle School. I serve as a board member with Junior Auxiliary of Madison County and chair projects that benefit many of our kids in the Madison County School District.