Message from the Principal

February 9, 2021Garnica Morris, Ed.D.

Dear Lewis Middle School Families and Community,

Greetings! It is my honor and privilege to be named the new principal for Lewis Middle School. I would like to thank the Board of Education, Superintendent, Cindy Marten, Area 4 Superintendent, Ms. Monika Hazel, and the Lewis family, for the opportunity to serve as principal. I have been in education for the past 22 years, as a middle school teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Prior to my tenure in education, I served as a social worker, improving the trajectory for children and families in my community. It is my belief that the totality of these professional experiences have shaped my optimism and genuine belief that together, we can improve student learning outcomes, even in the midst of challenging times.

One of my first goals includes the development of positive relationships with my students, staff, parents, and the community. Therefore, as I prepare transition plans, details will be shared with you relative to virtual meetings, events, and the alike. In keeping with the District’s mission and vision of preparing college and career ready students for a competitive global economy; we will continue to engage in research based practices that are designed, to ensure that students are prepared: both academically and social emotionally for the rigors of course work and the eventuality of post secondary learning opportunities.

In closing, please know that my husband Travis and I intend on becoming long term members of the Lewis Middle School family. We believe deeply in service to the community, family, and to providing excellent educational opportunities to students. As a Board member for the YMCA, a lover of good books, and as an educator, I am fully committed to ensuring that our students reach and exceed their academic potential. I know that together, we can do great things for students! I look forward to meeting and to working with you over the next few weeks and months.

In Service Together,

Garnica Morris, Ed.D.

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