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Interim Assistant Principal Named at Highlands High School

Lee Gatens


Interim Assistant Principal Named at Highlands High School


(July 31, 2017) Fort Thomas Independent Schools has selected Lee Gatens to serve as interim assistant principal of Highlands High School. Gatens has been assistant principal at Highlands Middle School since July 2015.


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.


Superintendent Karen Cheser stated, “Lee will be a great addition to the Highlands High School staff.  Her successful high school teaching experience and exceptional leadership skills at HMS make her the perfect person to serve as the interim assistant principal at HHS.  We are looking forward to a tremendous year with Jeff, Lee, and Matt at the helm.”


“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.

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