The GATE’s Open for Mr. Scott

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Emily Robertson , Staff Writer

Science teacher, Travis Scott, participated in Greenville County’s GATE program. Before that, Scott, was in the Peace Corps in Uganda. He also served in the Army in Afghanistan for 3 years. After all of his service and before teaching, he was a biologist.

Mr. Scott never went to college for a teaching degree but he went to college for Biology. He wanted to teach but he didn’t have a teaching degree to do so, but he looked into the GATE program and found his opportunity. The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) is a broad term for special practices, procedures, and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented.

When asked How do you like teaching, Scott explained, “Teaching definitely has a lot of ups and downs but i like it overall. I like seeing how the students develop the concepts and thinking skills. I was a biologist before I started teaching so it’s important for me to watch them understand and grasp the information.”