Academic Options Center
Mark of Excellence
Academic Options Center (AOC)
300 Industrial Drive South
Madison, Mississippi 39110
All procedures, rules and consequences can be found in the syllabus.
Sociology, Psychology, Law Related Education
Learning Strategies and ACT Prep
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 22.5 years (8 in Louisiana and 14.5 in Mississippi). I have taught all levels US History, US Government and Law-Related Education. I have also served as contributor and training facilitator for US History State Test Plans in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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 a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in the area of High School Social Studies and serve as a mentor to those obtaining their boards in Social Studies. While in Graduate School, I completed an internship with the Louisiana State Legislature and the US Supreme Court.
I am married to my husband, Bryan for 16 years. He is a Navy Veteran and serves as a communications officer for the Crescent River Port Pilot Association. We are both originally from the New Orleans area and miss the food terribly. We have a daughter, Bryanna, who is a 9th grader at GHS and is involved in competitive dance. We have 4 amazing rescue pets: Elsa and Charlie are our rescue dogs and Cheeto and Lily are our rescue cats.