Vita/ Resume

Christine Bates, M.Ed.

Chesterfield, Virginia 23838



EdS, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA June 2016

Specialization: Educational Leadership

GPA: 3.3

In progress, 27 hours completed
MS in Education, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA June 2009

Specialization: Career and Technical Education

GPA: 3.8

BS in Human Ecology, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA June 2000

Specialization: Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising Management

Virginia Postgraduate Professional License 

Endorsements: Career and Technical Education


Virginia Education technology standards have been met

Child abuse recognition and intervention requirement has been met
Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA June 2015

Specialization: Educational Technology and Online Instruction

GPA: 3.8

Fashion Stylist Certification, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY June 2007


CTE Teacher, Sussex Central High School, Sussex, VA Aug 2006-Present

Accommodate students of diverse student populations through academic advising and maintaining Individualized Education Plans. Examine student academic progress, pacing and overall activity on a daily basis. Provide student support and intervention to ensure academic and online learning success through synchronous and asynchronous communication with working knowledge of online teaching formats: Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Pearson My Culinary Lab.

Serve on various committees such as Vocational Advisory Committee member contributing to CTE policies and practices within Sussex County Public Schools through collaboration with administration on Perkins Grant application, public and private sector, and industry contacts, Crisis Team Committee authoring revisions to the crisis plan of the school community, and sponsor for Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Other duties include but not limited to after school Administrator overseeing MARS Tutoring Program and Cover 3 Farms after school nutrition program, Implementer of CTE Culinary Art program, Program coordinator implementing the first high school Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certification program in the state of Virginia, Grant writer responsible for implementing ETS High School Success Navigator Grant.
CTE Teacher, Highland Springs High School, Richmond, VA Aug 2005-2006

CTE Teacher, Southampton High School, Courtland, VA Aug 2004-2005

Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Sponsor.

Homebound Instructor.

Assistant Varsity and JV Cheerleading Coach.
Teacher, Matoaca Middle School, Chesterfield, VA Aug 2004-2007

Taught SOL Reading 6 and SOL Math 7 during summer school programs.
Leadership Experience

Curriculum Development Team Writer, Virginia Department of Education – Career and Technical Education Division, Richmond, VA ©2008, ©2014, ©2015                                    

Teacher content specialist responsible for review and modification of the highest quality of CTE curriculum frameworks.

Ensures curriculum is current and meets the needs of the workforce.

Team meetings conducted through face-to-face and virtual interfaces.
Cooperating Teacher, Professional Education Department-Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 2007-Present

Conduct Interviews for selection of pre-candidates for admission into Teacher Education Program.

Promote strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting. 

Knowledge of adult learning principles and effective group facilitation skills.

Demonstrate SAT Prep and exemplary leadership skills through the Gaining Real Opportunities With Students (G.R.O.W.S), a federally funded program in a collegiate atmosphere.

Educate students about various fields and careers of agriculture via Future of You, Imagine (F.Y.I.) Program in a collegiate atmosphere.


Nutrition and Wellness

Introduction to Fashion Design

Interior Design

Family Relations

Introduction to Culinary Art

SOL Reading 6

SOL Math 7


Lifestyle Boutique Manager, BMW of Manhattan, New York, NY 2003-2004

Concept development and project planning.

Buyer, visual merchandiser, coordinator, and customer relations specialist.

Ability to listen to customers in order to understand and respond positively to their requests.
Public Relations Intern, Anne Bowen Couture, New York, NY 2001-2003

Press kit coordination (OMagazine, Vibe, Playboy) and public relations. 

Fashion Show coordination for New York Fashion Week 2002. 

Runway choreography, concept & budget development, publicity & media relations (Muse). 

Set design, backstage management & staffing, visual event decorating & planning, hair and makeup artists booking, wardrobe mistress, assistant styling and production coordination (Forever Young Productions). 

Coordinator of model castings/ bookings & go-sees and fittings through professional modeling agencies (Icon, Elite, Ford, DNA, Click). 

Worked directly with designer ANNE BOWEN and assistant to PR director. 

Coordinator of sponsorship sourcing and recruitment (Gold Avenue, Courvoisier, Warren Tracomie, Bobbie Brown, Medi Restaurant, Jacob & Co., Mercedes Benz, Cartier).  
EDI Specialist, Bill Blass, New York, NY 2000-2002

Account Manager.

Handle domestic and overseas mill and production assignments.

Merchandise store distribution of women’s luxury and casual coats and junior’s sports lines. 

Costing and fabric and trim sourcing. Meet with key clients assisting sales rep with maintaining relationships and negotiating contract closings. 

Work directly with President, Vice Presidents and retail buying offices in creating distribution reports and special orders. 

Create and maintain vendor catalog information and style master maintenance. 

Bill of ladings and UCC-128 label design. Invoicing, order entry and A.S.N.’s. 

Production analysis with the following Private Label & Specialty Brands: Kmart, Profit’s, Dillards, Belk, Macys (east, west), Bloomingdales, Filene’s Basement, Stage Stores, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue, Bedford Fair, Chadwicks, Peebles, Newport News, and Catherine’s.

Stylist for American Cancer Society “Cure by Design” Fashion Show.

State Evaluator for Family, Career, Community Leaders of America Fashion Design STAR Events.

Makeup Artist for Bet’s 106 & Park TV Show.

Computer Skills

Windows NT, Win School, eClass, Integrade Pro, Kmart “Elmo” Compliant, Autocad Lt., Animator Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Fotolook, Illustrator, Trimax Point of Sale v5.1, Precedent 2000. ADP, EDI Systems: Wintergrate v3.0, EDS Systems, Accpac Plus, QRS Tradeweave, QRS Manager, UPC Fix, UCC-Check Digit Calculator, Asset For Windows, Item & Matrix Builder, UPC Builder, Bartender, As400, Mas90, Peachtree. On-Demand Print Machines: Soabar, Zebra Printers


Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Science (VATFACS) Awards Committee 

National Education Association

Fashion Group International

Virginia State University Alumni Association

Golden Key International Honors Society

Omicron Tau Theta National Honorary Professional Graduate Society

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education



Bates, C. (2010, March). Community Emergency Response Team: Sussex Central High School. Sussex County Public School Board Meeting, Sussex, Virginia. 


Adolf, S., Chase, M., Quesenberry, P., Roche, N., Tucker, M., Bates, C. … Grattan, M. (2008). Introduction to fashion design and marketing (8247/ 18 weeks) instructional framework for family and consumer science. Virginia CTE Resource Center, Richmond, Virginia. 

Agee, D., Bates, C., Lam, J., Pardo, T. Sherman, R., Fuqua, H. … Knepp, R. (2015). Family Relations (8223/18 weeks) Instructional Framework. Virginia CTE Resource Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Agee, D., Bates, C., Lam, J., Pardo, T. Sherman, R., Fuqua, H. … Knepp, R. (2015). Family Relations (8225/36 weeks) Instructional Framework. Virginia CTE Resource Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Bates, C. (2009). Woo-Glam: Fashion report. The Woo Messenger, 1(1), 1.

Bates, C. (2009). Woo-Glam: Fall Fashion Investments. The Woo Messenger, 1(2), 3.

Bates, C. (2009).Woo-Glam: Sexy Girl Woo, Show Your Spots, The Woo Messenger 1(3), 5.

Doss, F., Hicks, N., Miles, C., Montoya, D., Quenneville, C., Bates, C. … Hall, L. (2014). Introduction to Fashion Careers (formerly Introduction to Fashion Design and Marketing) (8247/18 weeks) Instructional Framework. Virginia CTE Resource Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Doss, F., Hicks, N., Miles, C., Montoya, D., Quenneville, C., Bates, C. … Hall, L. (2014). Fashion Careers I (formerly Fashion Design I) (8280/36 weeks, 280 hours) Instructional Framework. Virginia CTE Resource Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Doss, F., Hicks, N., Miles, C., Montoya, D., Quenneville, C., Bates, C. … Hall, L. (2014). Fashion Careers II (formerly Fashion Design II) (8280/36 weeks, 280 hours) Instructional Framework. Virginia CTE Resource Center, Richmond, Virginia.


Woo-Woo Alumnae Association, Vice President and Community Service Chair Person

YMCA Bright Beginnings Personal Shopper


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