Regina Ateca, K5 Teacher

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B.S. – Austin Peay State University
M.Ed. – Carson Newman University 

Regina Ateca was born and raised in Clarksville (Montgomery County), Tennessee.  After graduating from Clarksville High School, she attended Austin Peay State University.  Mrs. Ateca received her Bachelor of Science degree from Austin Peay State University in 1995.  She has a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  While attending APSU, she also met the man of her dreams, Bob Ateca.  They married and 26 years later, have four beautiful children; Lauren, Anamarie, Isaac, and Miriam.  She has taught second grade, third grade, and her favorite, of course, Kindergarten! This is her 7th year teaching Kindergarten at Brainerd Baptist School.  With the successful implementation of the Foundations and Frameworks reading program at BBS, she is trained to be an F&F coordinator. She is very excited to be in the position of coach for Kindergarten through second grade and believes that building a firm foundation of reading fluency will help our students toward the ulimate goal of independent comprehension that will last a lifetime. Her hope is that the life verse, Colossians 3:12; “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”  shines through her teaching and life each and every day.  

Mrs. Ateca enjoys attending Grace Academy football games, where her husband, Bob, is the head football coach.  Her life is blessed by watching her children grow into fantastic adults, spending time with her family including a new grandson, spending time with friends, and cooking/baking. Mrs. Ateca and her family attend Rockpoint Community Church.