Ricky PateRichard 'Ricky' Pate is the new principal at Dora High School this year. As a student, he went to Cordova High School. He graduated at UAB college. He has a B.S. in Math. And a Masters in Education Leadership. He has taught math for twelve years. At that time, he had double duty as a Math teacher and coached many sports; Basketball, Football, Softball, and Baseball! Today as a principal, there is so much to do, that there is no time to be coach. But he ENJOYS educational processes. Richard has been married for 28 years to Jill Cooper Pate. Together, they have a son, Bobby (Robert), he is 31 years old, and a Daughter, Allison, who is 24 years old. Richard and Jill also have a granddaughter, Taylor, who is 4 years old. Mr. Pate is also has a love for animals. He has interests in raising dogs and horses. He also has a great interest in being a part of Walker County. He wants to make Dora High School, not ONE of the best schools in Walker County, but THE BEST in Walker County.