Mrs. Bates

Phone: 281-485-4024


Degrees and Certifications:

EC-4 Generalist EC-12 Special Education

Mrs. Bates

My name is Melissa Bates and I am a Kindergarten teacher at CJ Harris Elementary. I graduated from Texas A&M University and this is my 8th year teaching. I have two children, a 3 year old daughter, and a 1 year old son. Thank you for entrusting me with your most precious gift. I look forward to working with you and your child this year!


The best time to contact me is between 12:50-1:30 pm and I prefer to be contacted by email.


CJ Harris

  • Mission

We, the staff of CJ Harris, seek to create a safe environment that encourages the development of happy, respectful and responsible life-long learners. 


  • Vision 
    We will educate students who are. . .
    • Strong minded (able to persevere)
    • Tenacious lifelong learners 
    • Adventurous problem solvers 
    • Respectful and effective communicators 
    • Shining examples of character traits