School Improvement Plan Information 2016-2017
SIP 2016 Give Me 10
Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School provides Learning and Equity for Everyone!
The Col. E. Brooke Lee community promotes success for ALL students by facilitating academic and social growth, engaging creative problem solving and reaching 21st century learners.
Who was Col. E. Brooke Lee?
Colonel Edward Brooke Lee (1892-1984)
was the son of U.S. Senator, Francis Preston Blair Lee; the
great-grandson of Francis Preston Blair, who discovered the spring that
gives Silver Spring its name; great-nephew of Montgomery Blair, for
whom the first high school in the county is named; and the father of
Blair Lee III, former governor of Maryland.
A World War I war hero, Lee was known as "Mr. Democrat"
and the "Father of Modern Silver Spring." Lee helped to organize
Company K of the Maryland National Guard's 115th Infantry.
Lee commanded Company K as aided General John J. Pershing in his
pursuit of Mexican revolutionary and bandit, Pancho Villa. In
1917 the company went to France to fight in the first world
In Montgomery County, Lee promoted growth and
development by helping to bring sewage, water and electricity to more
areas. He was also instrumental in the development of the
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
During his political career he served as Comptroller of
the treasury, 1919-1922; a member of the House of Delegates for
Montgomery County, 1927-30, 1941; Speaker of the House of Delegates,
1927-30; and Secretary of State, 1923-25.