• Administration

Dr. Lesley Hill, Principal

  • Dr. Lesley Hill

    Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year! I am humbled and honored to serve as the Principal of Trip Elementary School. This is my 26th year in education, and my passion for the profession has grown with each year. I am a product of the Gwinnett County School System and have lived in the Loganville/Grayson area for over 20 years. I have watched as Trip was built and grew into the school of excellence I now have the pleasure of leading.  

    I look forward to partnering with you and the community to empower each and every student with the knowledge, skills, and character needed in the journey of lifelong learning. I am dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where students, staff, and families want to come to learn. I hope that you will join me in the work! 

    Dr. Lesley Hill
    Principal, Trip Elementary
    Email:  Lesley.Hill@gcpsk12.org

Crystie Flynt, Assistant Principal

  • Crystie Flynt

    I am delighted and honored to serve as an Assistant Principal at Trip Elementary School. With a deep sense of purpose and excitement, I step into this role, eager to collaborate with our exceptional educators, staff, students, parents, and community members.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Grayson community- Go Rams! 

    I am a Gwinnettian through and through, having attended Gwinnett County Public Schools as a student and then teaching and supporting students in Gwinnett for over 20 years. Throughout my career, I have taught kindergarten, third grade, and provided reading intervention support. In my most recent position, I was an instructional coach in the Office of Language Arts & Literacy, supporting and developing teachers across the school district.  

    Thank you for entrusting me with the privilege of serving as your Assistant Principal. In collaboration with Dr. Hill and the rest of the administrative team, I am committed to promoting a culture of continuous improvement and growth. I am confident that by working together, we will continue to foster a vibrant and inclusive learning community where every student can flourish and fulfill their promise. 

    Crystie Flynt
    Assistant Principal, Trip Elementary
    Email: Crystie.Flynt@gcpsk12.org

Kim Lee, Assistant Principal

  • Kim Lee

    I am honored to serve as an Assistant Principal at Trip Elementary School. The faculty, staff, students, and parents are simply wonderful. I am always excited to serve the Grayson community, and I look forward to each school year.

    I have been an educator for 28 years and in Gwinnett County Public Schools for 27 years. I started my career at Suwanee Elementary School. I have also served at Rockbridge Elementary School, J.C. Magill Elementary School, and I have taught Kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and fifth grade. I started my administrative career at Centerville Elementary School and opened Baldwin Elementary School before transferring to Trip Elementary School.

    ​I earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership (University of West Georgia), a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy (Walden University), and a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education (Governors State University). Working takes up an enormous part of my life, but in my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and going to concerts.

    ​Each year I am impressed with the accomplishments demonstrated by our Trip Elementary School family, and I commend you on these achievements. It is clear to me that you all take the mission statement of our school and district very seriously because it drives both the focus of collective work and the manner in which that work is done each day. It is a joy being an instrumental part of the continuous greatness that is Trip Elementary School, and I am looking forward to beginning a new year!

    Kimberly A. Lee
    Assistant Principal, Trip Elementary
    Email: Kim.Lee@gcpsk12.org 

LaTasha Boynton, Assistant Principal

  • It is with immense gratitude and joy that I write this letter of introduction as your Assistant Principal for Trip Elementary. My name is Latasha Boynton, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Grayson Cluster and Trip Elementary. I look forward to working in partnership with Dr. Hill and the staff to continue the work of advocating for and providing all students and families with an educational experience where high expectations, service, and diversity are celebrated. 

    I have been serving students, teachers, and families in Gwinnett County Public Schools for 9 years. I began my career as an elementary school teacher supporting students in the areas of Language Arts and Social Studies.

    I earned my Leadership Certificate from West Georgia University, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College, and a Bachelor in Science in Speech from Georgia State University.  Prior to coming to Trip, I taught at Sycamore Elementary School and Kanoheda Elementary School in Gwinnett County. I also taught at St. Tammy Parish Schools at Pontchartrain Elementary in Louisiana.  Personally, I am a native of Columbus, Ohio.  I am married and have three lovely children; Asa, Aidan, and Layla.  

    When I began my journey as an educator, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of those I served, and this continues to be the vital component of what drives me every day to support teaching and learning and thrive on building positive relationships with others.

    In closing, I am continually reminded that our greatest resource in our schools and communities is each other. Together we can create a school we all love. Trip Elementary's motto is “Where Learning is a Lifelong Journey,” so I will seek to lead our community, teachers, and students.  We will all grow and learn together.

     

    Latasha Boynton  
    Assistant Principal, Trip Elementary
    Email: LaTasha.Boynton@gcpsk12.org

     





Heather Lewis, Assistant Principal

  • It is my great honor to introduce myself as Trip Elementary’s assistant principal. My name is Heather Lewis, and I am a proud Ram through and through! I am thrilled to work alongside you to continue the outstanding success Trip Elementary is known for.

    I began my educational career in DeKalb County Public Schools teaching Pre-K and kindergarten, but I always knew I wanted to be back home in GCPS and was fortunate enough to land a teaching position in 3rd and later 1st grade at our fellow cluster school, Starling Elementary. I realized very quickly in my career that leading, serving, and celebrating our students, families, colleagues, and community brings me immense joy and is a top priority for me.

    I earned my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia and my master’s degree from the University of West Georgia. I also have my ESOL, reading, gifted, and coaching endorsements. I live in the community with my amazing husband and two beautiful girls, Mia and Harper.

    I am a firm believer in relationships first. I’ll work tirelessly to ensure our school is a continued safe place where each and every student comes to learn, grow to their highest potential, and become lifelong learners.


    Heather Lewis
    Assistant Principal, Trip Elementary