Dear J. T. Moore Middle School Community,

I am honored to again serve as the executive principal of J. T. Moore Middle School for the 2023-2024 school year. As we embark on this exciting journey together, I would like to share my vision for our school and the goals we will strive to achieve.

First and foremost, my vision is to create an inclusive and nurturing learning environment where every student feels valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential. I believe that by fostering a positive school climate, built upon respect, empathy, and collaboration, we can create a sense of belonging and inspire a love for learning in all our students.

Academically, my goal is to foster a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement. I envision a school where rigorous and engaging instruction is the norm, and where teachers are equipped with the resources and professional development necessary to deliver high-quality education. By implementing innovative teaching practices, personalized learning opportunities, and a focus on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, we will prepare our students to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Furthermore, I am committed to promoting the holistic development of our students. I believe in the importance of a well-rounded education that nurtures not just academic excellence, but also social-emotional growth, creativity, and physical well-being. Through a variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports programs, we will provide our students with opportunities to explore their passions, develop leadership skills, and cultivate a strong sense of community.

Collaboration and communication are fundamental to the success of any school community. As the principal, I am dedicated to fostering strong partnerships between parents, teachers, staff, and community members. By working together as a cohesive unit, we can create a supportive network that promotes the success and well-being of our students.

In order to accomplish our vision, we will focus on the following key areas:

1. Academic Excellence: Providing rigorous and differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of our students, while promoting a growth mindset and a love for learning.

2. Social-Emotional Well-being: Implementing comprehensive social-emotional learning programs to support the emotional and mental well-being of our students and equipping them with essential life skills.

3. Community Engagement: Fostering strong partnerships with parents, community organizations, and businesses to enhance our students’ educational experiences and broaden their horizons.

4. Professional Growth: Investing in ongoing professional development for our teachers and staff to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the evolving needs of our students.

I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for J. T. Moore Middle School. Together, we will create an environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. I am eager to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to make our vision a reality and to provide our students with the education they deserve.

Thank you for your trust and support. I look forward to an incredible school year ahead!


Dr. Gary D. Hughes, Executive Principal, J. T. Moore Middle School