Explore! Team

Executive Principal

Mr. Gish comes to us after 11 years in Williamson County Schools where he served as a teacher, assistant principal, and for the last three years, a building level principal. His entire career has been serving elementary and middle school students and he has experience starting a new school (Mill Creek Middle) and leading a K-8 school (Hillsboro Elementary/Middle).  Mr. Gish lives in Nashville, and said, “Leading a diverse school community in the same neighborhood where I live is a great honor and incredible opportunity. I feel blessed to part of the Explore! community."

Mr. Gish has a degree in Music Education from Murray State and a Master of Educational Leadership from Lipscomb University.  He understands the importance of multiple measures of student success, and under his leadership, has led schools that have demonstrated strong performance on TCAP/TN-Ready exams (earning Reward Status for both achievement and growth in 2018).