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Mr. Scott Gaitan, Principal

Welcome to Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary! We are excited you are a part of our learning community as we are Growing Together!

It is a pleasure to serve as your Principal. As we are Growing Together, I want to share a little about myself. I am originally from a small suburb outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a young student I always enjoyed being outdoors. I was fortunate to spend most of my childhood exploring nature and enjoying the great state of Michigan. These experiences have prepared me well for leading an Environmental Connections Magnet School. 

I started teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a few years there, my family and I moved to North Carolina. Since being in North Carolina, I have spent time as a fourth-grade teacher, intervention teacher, math coach, TAP Master Teacher.  

For the last 9 years, I have served in school leadership. I joined the Lincoln Heights staff in the summer of 2019 as the assistant principal. In the winter of 2021, I was named the principal of our school. I have enjoyed working with our students, our staff, and families. Lincoln Heights is truly a family and community-focused school. 

This year I am looking forward to continuing the great work we started last year. We will have a strong focus on reading and math.  We made significant progress coming out of the two previous years under COVID. Along with focusing on building positive relationships with our students, staff, and families. 

Let’s make it a great year!