Jeanne Bates earned her M.S. in Philosophy and her Multi-Subject California Teachers Credential from San Jose State University. She also earned a B.A. in Music Performance with a Minor in Language Arts from Bob Jones University. Jeanne has taught at Pinewood School since 2015. Jeanne loves to spend her free time with her husband, Allen, whose three children attended Pinewood School. Together, Jeanne and Allen have five children and six grandchildren. Jeanne has climbed the back side of Half Dome twice with cables and has also hiked the 14.5-mile round-trip hike to the 9,926-foot summit of Clouds Rest in Yosemite! Jeanne is also passionate about teaching private piano lessons, performing music, walking, hiking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, going on adventures with her family and friends, and traveling the country and the world with Allen.