About Mr. Morrison

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Mr. Rod Morrison


Welcome to George H. Gilson Middle School, home of the Huskies! Thank you for visiting our website and please know that we are here to help students and families navigate the middle school successfully.  At GMS we have a shared vision that places students first. In a collaborative school culture, with the involvement of the community.

A little background about me, I was born and raised in Central Washington where my father was a HS math teacher and coach. After receiving my BA from Central Washington University, my first teaching assignment was in the middle school as a science teacher. In 1997, I received a M.Ed in Instructional Technology and my principal certification in 2000. I have been the principal at Gilson H. Gilson Middle School for the past 15 years after arriving in Valdez, Alaska in 2002. I am passionate about family, fishing, hunting and creating hope.

I would also invite you to visit us at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gilsonmiddleschool/  to see more information and images of all that happens at George H. Gilson Middle School.  Again, thank you for your interest in GMS and we look forward to meeting you in person.


Rod Morrison



"Committed to Making a Positive Difference."