Phone: 828-396-8373


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree - Bachelor of Science in History EducationCertificationsSocial Studies - Middle SchoolSocial Studies - High SchoolHistory - High School

Mr. Kao Lee


My name is Kao Lee. I've been the Social Studies teacher at Gateway since 2010. I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world, Sandy, and we have a beautiful son, Ephraim. I enjoy fishing, smoking meats (BBQ), anime, watching sports and spending time with my family during my spare time.
I believe every student can be successful at Gateway, and our call is to help them get there.
All parents or guardians can contact me by email or phone if there are any questions about their child or the school. I would be more than happy to speak to you. Let's work together in encouraging our students to do their best and succeed.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
-Winston Churchill
  • Classroom Expectations:

    • Students are to come to class prepared to learn and work
    • Students will follow directions
    • Students will be respectful of other students and teachers
    • Students are expected do their best every single day
  • Daily Schedule:

    1st Period: Planning

    2nd Period: Civics and Economics

    3rd Period: World History

    4th Period: American History 2



    Google Classroom Links:


    Will be updated soon. Thank you for your patience 


    Office Hours for Mr. Lee

    -Mondays through Fridays:

    7:45am-3:15pm / Email or Talking Points any time after office hours for emergencies

    --Direct Classroom Ext - 306107 - feel free to leave me a voicemail



    Here's a great way to review and practice on topics we've gone over:

    Study Island


    If there are any questions, please email me at


  • "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
    -Abraham Lincoln