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Mr. Kelvin Edwards
Greetings from the desk of Principal Edwards. The 2018-19 school year is here and we are so excited! We want to introduce some new faces this school term from a new Assistant Principal, Mr. Bob Dinkler, as well as, to a new Lead Teacher, Mr. Will O’Connor. Ms. Denise Gerald is still with us as an Administrative Assistant/Asst. Principal, and the only thing that has changed with her job duties is the title. Another new job will be that of a Master Teacher, and that position hasn’t been filled yet. We are the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) for Palmetto Middle School embarking on a new initiative to improve teaching and learning. We will strive to inspire and empower our students, as well as, teachers to gain higher levels of understanding that will better prepare them for the future. Our school motto is “Excellence is Not a Skill, It’s an Attitude!” meaning that there are just certain things that can’t be taught. You have to live this sentiment at all times, in other words, you have to walk the walk.
Our staff has changed quite a bit, which is the case with most of the schools in the state. Nevertheless, we have acquired new talent to replace those who moved on. Whether your favorite teacher is still with us or not, our jobs remain clear. We are going to move forward, press harder, and maintain a sense of urgency as it pertains to academics. We will do more than believe in better, we actually have to be better. I’m asking that you take this school year serious, because it is all about you and your learning. Middle School is like a cross-road to whom you can become. All it takes is preparation!
I believe that everyone has gifts and something to contribute when it comes to school, so let your light shine. Education is the key to unlocking great potential in people and we as a Palmetto Middle School family are going to give you the keys. Use them wisely.