Charles Gardner, Principal

Mr. Gardner, Mrs. Gardner, and Annagrace Gardner
    Welcome to Hokes Bluff Elementary School home of the state's Academic Allstars!  Thank you for choosing to visit our website.  I have had the privilege of serving as the principal since 2007. 
    Previously, I served as principal of Rainbow Middle School from1997-2004 and Southside HIgh School from 2004-2007 before returning to my hometown of Hokes Bluff.  I am a graduate of Hokes Bluff High School,received a B.S. in Social Science Education from Auburn University, a M.A. in Social Science Education and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama.  I meet the Highly Qualified criteria for teaching and in 2008, I completed the University of Alabama's Superintendent's Academy. I also serve on the Diabetes Advisory Board for Children's Hospital in Birmingham.
    I am married to Staci Gramling Gardner, a teacher at Gadsden City High School, and we have a daughter, Annagrace, who is a student at Hokes Bluff High School and a son, Trey and a daughter, Alli.  We are members of Bellevue United Methodist Church where we served as youth directors for eleven years.  My parents are Andy and Bobbie Gardner, long time Hokes Bluff supporters.
    The community of Hokes Bluff is an outstanding community in which to live and work.  Wherever you go and you see someone wearing "green", that usually means they are from Hokes Bluff.  This community has much pride and the support we have for our school is phenomenal.  We all worktogether to find new and exciting ways to improve student achievement. Our students and staff are the best!
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Don't hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions!
Go Eagles!