Scott Gaitan, Assistant Principal

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Scott Gaitan, Assistant Principal

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am super excited to be joining Lincoln Heights this year as your Assistant Principal. I am coming to LHECMS from another WCPSS school where I have served as their AP for the last 6 years. I am looking forward to partnering with all staff, families, and students as we continue to reach for new heights.

This year is going to be exciting as we continue to dig deeper into our expeditions around environmental and life sciences. Growing up, I wish I had this opportunity as a student to learn through hands-on experiences and working within nature. I can’t wait to see what the students discover this year.

A little bit about me. I am originally from the “Mitten State”, Michigan. I attended Grand Valley State University for my undergrad in Elementary Education and completed a graduate program in Education Administration. From there my wife and I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where I taught 4th grade. We then decided to move to North Carolina after our daughter was born; she is now in middle school. I have been in multiple roles during my time in WCPSS, these have included classroom teacher, intervention teacher, instructional coach, and master teacher. In my free time I enjoy traveling with my wife and daughter, listening to podcasts, spending time outside, and a little woodworking.

I look forward to this school year and the opportunity to serve. Don’t be a stranger, I can’t wait to partner with you and take Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary to #newHEIGHTS!

Scott Gaitan
Assistant Principal