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Principal's Message

Mission: The mission of Lower Lee Elementary School is to empower students, staff and community members to be life-long learners and leaders through commitment and collaboration. 
Message from the Principal

Dear Lower Lee School Family,

It is with great joy and excitement that I introduce myself as the new Principal of Lower Lee Elementary School. My name is Shelia Gamble Stukes and I have served in the field of education for 19 years. Before coming to Lee County School District, I served as Principal of Saint Paul Elementary School in Summerton, South Carolina. I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and I am looking forward to working with our dedicated staff to provide the best education for our students.

On behalf of the entire Faculty and Staff of Lower Lee Elementary School welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year. Together, we will create a year of excellence for our children as we focus on improving student achievement and family engagement. 

Lower Lee Elementary School is a great school where students receive quality instruction in a safe, caring, and respectful environment. We will continue to focus on making our vision and mission the core of our daily work with children, teachers and parents. We have set high expectations and standards for the behavioral and appearances of our administration, faculty, staff and students. Our school will be an orderly, well-disciplined school where students are responsible and accountable for their actions. Students will learn and practice good qualities of citizenship and conduct themselves in a manner that will represent their country, state, community and ancestors.

We desire the best for all students at LLE and look forward to partnering with parents and community members to help our students be their best. With everyone working together, we are sure to achieve. Students will attend school regularly, be on time, prepared to work hard, and expecting to learn with a positive attitude. Parents, we respectfully ask that you encourage your children often, talk to them about school and their work, and support them in every way that you can. Parental involvement shows children that school is important and that you are committed to their success. I encourage you to volunteer your time and abilities, visit often, and communicate regularly with your child’s teacher. Our goal is moving forward is to promote a culture of excellence together. 

I have an open door policy and am always interested to speak with you and our students, and to listen to concerns, requests, and feedback. I love talking to you and supporting you daily.


Shelia Gamble Stukes,

                                         "Learners Leading through Excellence"