Welcome to UMS!
It is a tremendous honor to serve as the Principal of Umatilla Middle School. I am starting my 18th year in education; I was a middle school science teacher for 10 years, a Dean at Leesburg Elementary for a year, and an Assistant Principal at East Ridge High School for the past 6 years.
Through every experience, I have always been driven to give my best every day! My expectation for all staff, students, and parents at UMS is simple... strive to give your best every day! I am not a fan of changing our theme every year, so our theme this year, and every year that I serve as your Principal, will be simple “Strive for your best every day!” You can be your best at UMS by striving to do these three simple things:
- Believe in yourself
- Work hard
- Never give up
If we can do these three things every day, we have had a great day. If we can do these three things every week, we have had an awesome week. If we can do these throughout every year of our life, we have had an incredible life!
What I can promise is that I will strive to give you my best every day. I simply ask that you make the same commitment.
I am excited for the 2018-2019 school year. My door is always open and I am just a phone call or an email away. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions or concerns.
Umatilla Middle School