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Sid Cates
District 20
Personal Profile of Dr. Sid Cates
  • High school science and math teacher
  • High school baseball and basketball coach
  • University professor (both undergraduate and graduate level)
  • Greenville County Library Board of Trustees (two terms); served one term as vice-chairman
  • Past President of the North Carolina Christian Educator's Association
  • Church deacon
  • Adult Sunday School teacher (1995-2005)
  • High school administrator for 41 years
  • Educational seminar speaker
  • School graduation speaker
  • Educational Videos for Schools/Teachers
    • Teaching Methods to Develop Principled Thinking Skills in Students
    • Characteristics of an Excellent Christian High School
    • Philosophy of Christian Education
  • Author
    • The Small Christian High School
    • Developing Wisdom in the Student
    • The School and Teacher Evaluator
    • Numerous newsletters and published articles on education
Recent Employment

Retired (2011) Principal of Bob Jones Academy and past Educational Director of Bob Jones University's distance learning program, BJ LINC for schools and home schools. Dr. Cates served as Chairman of the Secondary Education Department, Bob Jones University from 2000 to 2005.


Educational Background: Central Piedmont Community College, UNC Charlotte, Bob Jones University, Clemson University Degrees: BS in Chemistry, MS in Textile Chemistry, MS and EDD in Educational Leadership


Married to wife, Candy, for 47 years with two daughters, Christina and April and 6 grandchildren

Current Church Home

Faith Baptist Church, Taylors

Service on County Council

Dr. Cates currently serves on the County’s Finance Committee and on the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.