Dear Stingray Family,
It is a privilege and an honor to serve as principal of New Smyrna Beach Middle School. As a resident of New Smyrna Beach, there is no place I'd rather be! I have been an educator for 24 years and have served the students of Volusia County in the capacity of teacher, academic coach, assistant principal and principal intern.
As we cycle through this pandemic, it is my hope you feel encouraged despite this challenging time, to embrace the adjustments being made in our educational landscape and support our efforts in the implementation of a hybrid platform for learning. Please know our entire faculty and staff are hard at work implementing procedural guidelines to facilitate a safe and viable learning experience for your child.
Our theme for the 2020-2021 school year is: "Rays" the bar; making waves toward greatness! We have high expectations for all our students. To help our students reach their highest potential we are committed to meeting the daily challenges of increasing student achievement through the delivery of engaging, rigorous, and relevant instruction.
As a parent, your participation, is an integral part to our school's success. We invite you to become a member of our School Advisory Council (SAC) or Parent Teachers Association (PTA). Your support and involvement in these groups will help us provide the absolute best middle school experience for our students.
I look forward to an amazing school year!