Principal's Corner


Lisa  Gates
RCES Principal

Dear Panther Family, 

It is with great excitement and pleasure that I introduce myself as the principal at Rappahannock County Elementary School. I am completely honored to lead a school that consists of amazing staff, fantastic students, phenomenal families and the most supportive community. My experience as the assistant principal at RCES has been nothing but positive. I have enjoyed building relationships and getting to know my school family. As I begin my principalship at RCES, I am completely committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all students. Along with my staff, we will achieve such accomplishments by continuing to follow our school vision, “To empower every student to reach his or her academic potential”. 

It is important to me that all students, staff, families, and community members feel valued at our school. Your opinions, questions, and concerns are important to me. Please feel free to call or email me. Please also know that I have an open-door policy and I realize the importance of communication. If we haven’t met yet, please stop in soon! I appreciate the warm Rappahannock County welcome from each of you!

Go Panthers!