Dr. Fran Bates Oates grew up at a time where she could read “colored only” before she could read any book. At the age of 11 she saw a black man hanging from a tree with burnt hands and feet and she saw more burning crosses than she could count. Now as a racial identity coach, Dr. Fran has worked thr
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Dr. Fran Bates Oates grew up at a time where she could read “colored only” before she could read any book. At the age of 11 she saw a black man hanging from a tree with burnt hands and feet and she saw more burning crosses than she could count. Now as a racial identity coach, Dr. Fran has worked through her own feelings about race, to help white women figure out who they are as racial beings and to see themselves differently. She often asks the question: “When is the first time you knew you were white?” The answers she gets are the key to moving us closer to understanding each other.
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Dr. Fran Bates Oates has been an active teacher for forty-five years and a life coach for 20 years.
In the Winston-Salem, NC Forsyth County School system she served in the roles of teacher, assistant principal, principal, Quality Training and Development Program Specialist and Director of Staff Development.
After 31 years of service in the school system, Dr. Oates retired in 2004.
In 2006, she joined Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) as a Clinical Adjunct Faculty. One of her proudest moments was to continue as the Elementary Education Program Coordinator, coming back to lead the very program from which she graduated. Recently, Dr. Oates retired as the Director of Field and Clinical Experiences for the Department of Education.
Fran Oates has been dedicated to preparing teachers to teach in multicultural classrooms in rural and urban schools. Holding a BS in Early Childhood Education from WSSU, Fran Oates completed her MA in Elementary Education, Advanced Certification in Curriculum and Instruction, an Ed.S in Administration, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Currently, she is the Founder and President of BatesOates Life Coaching and Educational Services, Inc. where she has been a life coach since 2004. She loves teaching and life coaching.