Lee Gunter, Minnehaha

Minnehaha Elementary
School counselor

Years with VPS: 13

Most memorable career experience: A couple of years ago, a former student came back to visit. He was going to graduate and wanted to make sure that I knew he was headed to college. He also thanked me for the support that I provided while he was at Minnehaha.

One thing I’ve learned: Children are incredibly resilient. Many of our students have overcome huge obstacles or face incredible challenges in their lives, yet they arrive at school every day ready to learn.

Three words that describe me: Integrity, dedication and patience.

When I’m not working, I: Love to spend time with my wife and two children. We really enjoy camping, hiking, boating and going to the beach.

Lee advises the Stand Up Club at Minnehaha that is working to change the school’s culture.
Look for more #TeamVPS profiles in the June 2015 issue of Inside Vancouver Public Schools and search for the hashtag on Twitter to see more examples of the great things going on in the district!