My name is Benny Ashley and I am very proud to be the principal of Gordon Lee Middle School. Twenty-two years ago, I became a teacher because I loved being around young people and watching them succeed. When I was a coach, I constantly stressed to my players that in order to win the championship, you had to have confidence in your ability to do it.
Now in my 9th year as an administrator, my conviction is that Gordon Lee Middle School can be the best in the nation, and our staff and faculty are dedicated to making that possible for all our students. The Chickamauga City School System’s motto says “Working Together to Ensure a Tradition of Excellence Continues,” and we all know that even great schools that don’t continue to improve will eventually be left behind.
At GLMS, we will do what it takes to continue on the right course towards helping students succeed. We hope that this website will help keep parents and students informed about all the great things that are going on at Gordon Lee Middle so that our entire school community can be part of our successes.
Hello. My name is Randy Barker. It has been my honor for the last 37 years to have served the students in this area as a teacher, a coach, and principal of both Gordon Lee Middle School and Gordon Lee High School. Now partially retired, I have been afforded the opportunity to continue my service to the Chickamauga City School System as the assistant principal of Gordon Lee Middle School.
Upon my arrival in July 1978, I quickly discovered the "best-kept secret" - Gordon Lee. As with all who are fortunate to enter, I quickly learned what it means to be "a trojan". While here, students learn the life lessons that become the cornerstone of who and what they will become.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve your children. I will assure you that your child's safety comes first and I pledge to provide each of them witht the best education possible.
"The tradition of excellence" continues . . .
The Professional Achievement Award – Gina Gilbreath Holdar
The Bill Hendrix Award for Civic and Community Service – Carolyn Jackson Walker
The Roy Gilstrap Award – Clay Crowder