Phone: 696-5957


Degrees and Certifications:

Certified Teacher, Standard Professional Elementary Education, K-8, Middle Grades Social Studies Bachelor of Arts in History Master of Arts in Military History

Mr. Auvie Lee

After retiring from the Army in 2018, I began teaching in the Altar Valley School District. Five years later, I call Cross Middle School home. I am in my second year here at CMS and I love it.

I am committed to the CMS mission. I will strive to provide a safe, caring, and effective learning environment for students; I will partner with parents to ensure their children achieve academic success; and I will strive with my colleagues to develop the whole child.

In the classroom, your student will grow academically and personally throughout the school year. We’ll focus on written and verbal communication, critical reading and thinking, and collaboration. Your students will continue to prepare to live, learn, and lead in the 21st century.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy bicycling, tennis, and spending time with my wife and daughter.

One of my favorite quotes -- “It is not so very important for a person to learn facts…The value of an education [is in] the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.” (abridged quote from Albert Einstein)