Before joining the administrative team at Highlands Middle School, Gatens was a mathematics teacher at Beechwood High School for seven years.
Gatens earned her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University, her master’s degree in Education from Iowa State University and her Rank I in Instructional Leadership from Northern Kentucky University.
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“I have been honored to serve the faculty, staff, and students of Highlands Middle School for the past two years,” said Gatens. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the amazing team at Highlands High School and look forward to continuing to have a positive impact in my new role.”
Gatens will begin serving as assistant principal at Highlands High School on August 7, 2017. An interim assistant principal for Highlands Middle School will be named at a later date.
PHOTO: Lee Gatens, provided.