Mr. Scotty Crowe was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He has been employed by Leon County Schools for the past 28 years, in various capacities. Scotty has served as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, principal, Divisional Director of Teaching and Learning, and Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. After spending eight years at the district office, he made the decision to return to a school setting. Mr. Crowe thoroughly enjoys working in partnership with teachers, staff, families, and community members to provide abundant opportunities for students to excel inside and outside the classroom. He and his wife, Lisa, a reading coach at Killearn Lakes Elementary School, have two children, Casey and Kylie.
Mr. Scotty Crowe
Gilchrist Elementary School
Gilchrist Assistant Principal
Ms. April Knight graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English Education and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
She is a native of Tallahassee who began her career as an educator in 2002 as a high school English and Reading teacher with Leon County Schools. Her professional career has included service as a reading coach, graduation coach, dean, and TCC adjunct instructor. Most recently, Ms. Knight served the learning communities of R. Frank Nims Middle School and Griffin Middle School as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum.
Ms. Knight enjoys mentoring and traveling.
Welcome Message from Ms. Knight:
I’m excited to join the Gilchrist Grizzly family! It is a privilege to support our learning community in fostering quality teaching and learning to produce successful learning experiences. Together, we will continue Gilchrist’s rich tradition of providing high quality instruction to develop lifelong learning.
Through the collaborative efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and community members, our children will have an awesome learning experience.
Wishing each of you a successful school year.
A lifelong resident of Quincy, Florida, Mr. Rusty Edwards earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the Florida State University. His work experience in education began with teaching English at the high school level for 19 years, followed by five years at the Test Development Center as a project manager, developing high school reading assessments for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Mr. Edwards served as Dean of Students at Fort Braden School for one year before becoming the Assistant Principal for Administration at Montford Middle School for the past six years.
Welcome Message from Mr. Edwards:
I am excited about my new assignment at Gilchrist Elementary School, and enthusiastically look forward to the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the students as well as fill a critical role in support of the school’s mission. President John F. Kennedy famously noted that, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” As school administrators, we are empowered to prepare the leaders of tomorrow for our nation. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve at Gilchrist Elementary and contribute toward its already considerable record of success.
Mr. Rusty Edwards