Dr. Chuck Yeager

Phone: 205-379-3550


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Chuck Yeager

Welcome to Gardendale Elementary School! Thank you for visiting our school's webpage.

Our school serves over 1,000 students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  All teachers at GES are highly qualified and are involved in various professional development learning communities to support their learning and the learning of our students. Our students are able to experience art, music, technology, and physical education. In addition, students visit our extensive media center as well as participate in many other programs. Every staff member at GES cares about our students!

GES is very fortunate to have outstanding support from our JefCoEd staff, our Gardendale community leaders, and our parents. I am proud to work with a faculty and staff that will do whatever is needed to educate our students.

Our expectations are high for both academics and behavior at GES. The job of educating our children is a collaborative effort. Together, we will help our students achieve great things! Please call, email, or come visit me if I can assist you in anyway.

"Good, Better, Best...Never let it rest, Until your Good is Better, and your Better is Best."


Gardendale Elementary School; Gardendale, AL
Principal 2017-

Irondale Community School; Irondale, AL
Principal 2013-2017

Gardendale Elementary School; Gardendale, AL
Assistant Principal 2009-2013

University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL
Adjunct Professor, College of Education-Graduate School, 2009-2015

Paine Intermediate School; Trussville, AL
Teacher -Grade 4, 2007-2009

Priceville Elementary School; Decatur, AL
Teacher-Grade 4, 1998-2007
Teacher-Grade 1, 1997-1998

Athens State University; Athens, AL
Adjunct/Partner Professor, College of Education, 2005-2010

U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Educational Supervisor/Counselor for the Space Academy for Educators program, Summers 2001- 2004


Samford University - Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed. D), Spring 2016

University of Alabama at Birmingham Educational Specialist (Ed. S), Educational Leadership, Summer 2010 

University of Alabama at Birmingham Masters (M.A.), Ed. Admin., Summer 2005  

University of Alabama at Birmingham Masters (M.A.), Elem. Ed., Summer 2001  

Athens State University Bachelors (B.S.), Elem. Ed., Fall 1997