Welcome from Mark foley, Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am proud to welcome you to Granby Memorial Middle School, where every student can expect to be actively engaged and well prepared for high school and 21st Century Citizenship.
I am equally proud and excited to begin my first year as principal of GMMS. For the past eleven years, I have worked as a teacher and as an administrator in a middle school; prior to that work, I served as an upper-elementary classroom teacher for several years. I have worked with students in grades 5 through 8 throughout my career, so I understand the needs of students as they transition into middle school and as they prepare for high school. Among those needs are a high quality curriculum and excellent educators, and GMMS excels in both areas.
Our staff members are talented and enthusiastic. We take pride in our ability to bring out the best in every child, by building positive relationships with students and their families, delivering high quality instruction, and meeting the needs of every student. We promote a safe school climate that makes students feel comfortable challenging themselves and taking academic risks. Through these commitments, we pursue our district achievement goal to systemically improve students’ ability to analyze and synthesize information, solve problems and articulate/defend a position.
It is no secret that middle school is a pivotal time for young people, as they face virtually limitless social, emotional, and academic challenges. Yet, along with these challenges comes an equally limitless set of opportunities for growth. At GMMS, our focus is on these opportunities and ensuring that we take full advantage of them every day, in our work to achieve the district mission, that all students become powerful thinkers, effective collaborators, and compassionate contributors in preparation for success in a dynamic, interdependent world.
I encourage you to contact me at any time with your questions, concerns, or suggestions.By setting high standards and producing outstanding results, Granby Memorial Middle School has established an exceptional reputation; I look forward to working with you to continue and expand this tradition of excellence, as we ensure that each and every child is successful and well prepared for high school and 21st Century Citizenship.
Dr. Mark Foley
Principal, Granby Memorial Middle School