Home Letter from the Principal

S. H. Gates Elementary

510 Morningview Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78220

Phone: (210) 978-7980
Fax: (210) 333-3644

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  My name is Aronette McCollum-Bacon

and I am an Educator.

I began my career in education in 1988 and have enjoyed each year. I have been in SAISD since 2001and I have enjoyed motivating teachers to teach and students to learn. It is a great honor and privilege to be the principal of S.H. Gates Elementary home of the “positively proud ponies”. 

I truly believe that education is a universal human right and that it is more precious than silver and gold. Every child deserves a 21st Century education in a safe environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Every student deserves a well supported teacher who is committed to high quality teaching. Every community should be engaged and involved. I believe that it truly takes a village to educate children. 

I believe that each individual has a purpose in life and has the capacity to learn according to their purpose. I believe that it is the job of educators along with the village to help students discover their purpose in life. An educated person is the most valuable asset in every community.

At S. H. Gates, we promise to strive higher. We promise to give all to engage students. We promise to give all to educate students. We promise to give all to empower students.

 Education is the key for you and me

Learn to read; then plant that seed

Set a goal; then play the role

Study long; you won’t go wrong

Do your best; pass each test

Education is the key for you and me

“Every individual matters.  Every individual has a role to play. 

Every individual makes a difference.”

Jane Goodall

  Aronette McCollum-Bacon


S. H. Gates Elementary School