Meet Principal Gillies

  • Principal Robert Gillies
    Robert Gillies, a 1986 CHS graduate who grew up in Crowley, took the helm of Crowley High prior to the 2015-16 school year after serving as principal of Crowley Middle School and S.H. Crowley Intermediate School. He also worked as an assistant principal at Bess Race Elementary and taught at Crowley 9th Grade as well as Parkway and Poynter elementary schools. He also taught two years in Fort Worth ISD. 
    Gillies received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. 
    Why did you choose education as a career?
    I had several teachers throughout my education who made a huge difference in my life. I wanted to repay them by doing the same to the next generation.

    Why is education important?
    Knowledge is power. It is important that educators empower students to lead successful, productive lives.

    What do you enjoy most about being the principal of Crowley High School?
    High school students are the greatest. Everyday I am impressed at how talented, caring and giving they are.

    What is your hope for your campus?
    My greatest hope for CHS is for students to receive the best education, care and that they know they are valued. I hope that once they graduate they are prepared for a successful life.


    Robert Gillies feature FEATURE ARTICLE 
    From CHS Graduate to Principal, Gillies Ready For Graduation
    Thirty years after earning his own diploma from Crowley High School, Robert Gillies is once again preparing for an Eagles graduation ceremony — but this time as the school’s principal. Read more