Tony Ogle - Principal
Thank you for your interest in Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. G-P has a rich and storied history that stretches 55 years into the past and unites several mountain communities here--just east of Gatlinburg. We aspire to academic and athletic excellence, and our track record of success speaks volumes about this committemtn. Our parents envision a school that links all of its students together in a grand tradition of excellence that reaches backward across generations of Highlanders and forward into the future to tie all of us together. We are a family that has no limits, no expiration date, no qualifications, no required affiliations. Not everyone who comes to G-P chooses to participate in our family, but it is there for the taking for those who want it. Parents today send their sons and daughters to G-P so that they, too, can be a part of something special.
Mr. Ogle has been principal at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School for the last 8 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Tech University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee, and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Mr. Ogle also served as principal at Jones Cove Elementary School and assistant principal at Seymour Middle School. Before his appointment in administration, Mr. Ogle served as an English Language Arts teacher at Pigeon Forge High School. Mr. Ogle was a graduate from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in 1996 and during his time as a student was a National Merit Scholar. Mr. Ogle has two sons.
AJ Bennett - Assistant Principal
AJ Bennett is in his 3rd year as assistant principal at Gatlinburg-Pittman. He holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in History from Maryville College, a Masters of Arts in Education from Lincoln Memorial University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Before his administrative appointment AJ Bennett was a history teacher and basketball coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman. He is currently the Tennis Coach at GPHS. Mr. Bennett is married and has a son.
Gary Stinnett - Assistant Principal
Gary Stinnett is in his 5th year as assistant principal. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from East Tennessee State University, and an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech University. Gatlinburg-Pittman is the fourth school Gary Stinnett has served as assistant principal. He has also served at Seymour High School, Seymour Intermediate School, and Northview Academy. Mr. Stinnett is married and has two daughters
Gatlinburg-Pittman High School embraces a tradition of excellence which fosters responsible, respectful, and academically-motivated citizens.
We envision Gatlinburg-Pittman as a place where all stakeholders will work collaboratively to provide academic, vocational, and healthy lifestyle opportunities relevant to each student. Further, we will aggressively develop ethical standards, practical life skills, and personal goals to guide each student toward reaching his or her full potential as a productive member of society.
We believe that Gatlinburg-Pittman High School should be a place where students:
Enjoy a safe school environment
Have access to training in the latest technologies
Are motivated by highly-qualified teachers to reach their full potential
Receive quality instruction that facilitates the use of resources beyond the classroom
Develop confidence and positive self-concepts through the collaboration of parents, staff, peers, and community members
Are introduced to a variety of learning experiences that support, fulfill, and perpetuate Gatlinburg-Pittman's tradition of excellence