Phone: 919-776-8441 Ext. 1354


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Robert Newby

Hello Rockets,

My name is Robert Newby and I am excited to be your principal this school year. I am a native of Sanford, NC and I am a product of Lee County Schools. I began my career in 1992 as an Instructional Assistant and Bus Driver. I transferred to SanLee Middle School in 2008, where I taught middle school math. I completed my Administrative Internship at Lee County High School in 2015. In 2016, I became one of four Assistant Principals. I count it an honor to return where my career began 25+ years ago to help lead the Rockets to success.

I believe that every student can learn and each student is entitled to learn in a safe and inviting environment. It is my goal to ensure the success of every student at East Lee Middle School. If we, as your administrative staff can assist you at any time, please do not hesitate to call the school at 919-776-8441.

I am excited to work with the staff, students, families, and the community of East Lee Middle School.

Robert Newby

"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."

-Robert Maynard Hutchins