Dale Gilmore Named Tate High Teacher Of The Year

October 18, 2017

Dale Gilmore has been named Tate High School’s Teacher of the Year.  Gilmore has been in education for 44 years with over 30 of those years at Tate High School.   Gilmore is currently the Tate High School athletic director and American government teacher. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


28 Responses to “Dale Gilmore Named Tate High Teacher Of The Year”

  1. Wanda (Parker) Lett on October 22nd, 2017 1:34 pm

    Congratulations to a great man. You are truly a blessing Coach Gilmore.

  2. Larry N Walker on October 20th, 2017 2:21 am

    I cannot top the accolades that others have already written: “classy,” “superb,” “professional,” “caring,” “great.” So I will just say, Congratulations, Dale. It is an honor to know you.

  3. Reed Fisher on October 19th, 2017 7:16 pm

    Congratulations Dale…you are one of the great ones who returned honor to all teachers who taught you and to all our classmates who knew you. What a great legacy!

  4. Rusty Tanner on October 19th, 2017 6:42 pm

    Mr. Gilmore!

  5. David Legassey on October 19th, 2017 2:03 pm

    So well deserved!!! Dale is the very definition of classy. I had the pleasure of teaching with him while at Tate and he is everything a teacher should be!! What a caring person!

  6. Tommy Wright on October 19th, 2017 8:52 am

    Congra Coach!!!!!

  7. Heather Sport on October 19th, 2017 8:17 am

    What a blessing Mr. Gilmore was to me and all of his students when I had him! This man deserves it for going above and beyond his teaching roles and really caring about his students. American Governement is fun fun fun fun! You rock!!

  8. Bridgett (Wilkerson) Meng on October 18th, 2017 9:37 pm

    I was lucky enough to have Mr. Gilmore in 8th grade at Ransom and then 11th and 12th grades in high school. Congratulations Mr. Gilmore, I know you deserve it!
    Bridgett (Wilkerson) Meng c/o 96

  9. Joe Roberts on October 18th, 2017 9:36 pm

    Congratulations Dale! Great accomplishment. We grew up together at Booth field playing Little League baseball and football with the St Regis Seedlings. You were a great athlete then and an outstanding educator for an entire career!

  10. Scott Gainey on October 18th, 2017 9:29 pm

    He should have been teacher of the year every year since I started there in 1979-83 He is a good man.

  11. Jeb on October 18th, 2017 9:21 pm

    I did not have Mr. Gilmore as a teacher when I was at Tate but he was my neighbor for more than 10 years. He is a very classy man, and have no doubt that he’s a great teacher.

  12. Annola Hall on October 18th, 2017 8:30 pm

    Congratulations Dale. This honor is going to a great teacher. Miss you all since I retired.

  13. Annola Hall on October 18th, 2017 8:28 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved. Too bad I’ve retired or I’d come celebrate with you. Loved teaching with you.

  14. Solomon on October 18th, 2017 7:32 pm

    Congratulations, Coach Gilmore.

    Great leader, teacher and football coach. Never forget your Civics class and 9th grade football!

    Class of 1984 (dang, I’m old!)

  15. Ann Farrant White on October 18th, 2017 4:31 pm

    Mr. Gilmore was my dean at Wedgewood Middle. He has also taught my 3 son’s and daughter at Tate. What a awesome award for a awesome teacher. Congrats!!!!

  16. Stephanie (Smith) Walker on October 18th, 2017 1:58 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Gilmore! C/O 97

  17. Bonnie Exner on October 18th, 2017 1:56 pm


  18. JJ on October 18th, 2017 12:34 pm

    Congrats from the class of ‘86

  19. Dustin Vaughn on October 18th, 2017 12:16 pm

    Mr. Gilmore was my American National Government (AP) Teacher back in 99-00, and I always looked forward to him “opening the canteen” so that we could stock up on sugary items like M&Ms to help us get through that 1.5 hours of discussing everything from Marbury Vs. Madison to the last chapter of “In our Defense”. He’s a SUPERB teacher and I’m proud he earned Teacher of the year- a well deserved honor!

    Also he hasn’t aged a day in the last 17 years!

  20. Pat Calhoun Johnson on October 18th, 2017 11:46 am

    Congratulations Dale! What a great honor for a very good person. Former Class mate.

  21. Larry Huff on October 18th, 2017 11:42 am

    Congratulations Dale
    I know of no one who could deserve this more. Thanks for being the best example of what all of us believe a teacher should be. Acclamation for you brother, you earned it!!

  22. Blessing (Paxton) Ball on October 18th, 2017 11:17 am

    Teacher rule #134: “If you don’t have a sense of humor you will never survive in this line of work.” Congratulations, you are one of the BEST!

  23. Ensley Boy on October 18th, 2017 11:08 am

    Sounds like he is another Coach McLeod from the late 1960s. Coach McLeod taught Florida History also.

  24. Sage2 on October 18th, 2017 10:24 am

    I worked with Dale at Pine Forest HS aka Happy High for several years. Always the professional and example for others to emulate.
    Now after 44 years in the “salt mines” enjoy a little of retirement…every day is Saturday. I’ll assure you when school starts every day you’ll not say…”I wish I could be there.” :-)

  25. Jennifer on October 18th, 2017 8:44 am

    I didn’t go to Tate but my sister Shana Sanders did. She was taken 10 years ago by a drunk driver but I can still remember her talking about Mr. Gilmore. If she loved him I’m sure sure he is a great teacher!

  26. CJ on October 18th, 2017 8:02 am

    As a graduate of Tate many years ago I can tell you that there is NOT another individual employed by the school district with more character, integrity and good will than Dale ‘Coach’ Gilmore! We are blessed that he hasn’t retired yet and only God knows why with the way things are headed.

  27. Joe Snow on October 18th, 2017 7:50 am

    What a Great Teacher. Keep up the great work coach..

  28. Charlie Driver on October 18th, 2017 7:08 am

    Mr Gilmore is a great teacher. I enjoyed his class at Tate High School and still carry around a few profound nuggets of wisdom that he shared with me 15 years ago. Congratulations Mr Gilmore.

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