I am Dr. Gregory Gardner, Jr. and I am excited to be joining the Kennedy Road community as principal. I began my work as an educator within the Griffin-Spalding County school system in 2007 as a Language Arts, Social Studies, and READ 180 teacher at Carver Road Middle School. Seven years later, I began my journey as an assistant principal at Carver Road Middle, where I served for four years. My journey there enabled me to be part of a team that took the school from failing status to Model School for two consecutive years and Breakout Middle Schhol as well for 2017-18 school year. Because of my experiences, I am a firm believer that every student can learn and will learn if given the opportunity and if pushed to rise to high expectations.
As we move into the new school year, my goal is to ensure #CougarAccountability is executed by all stakeholders. I want the students to work hard, and I also want them to love coming here We hold the futures of our kids’ lives in our hands, and Kennedy Road Middle School WILL be the place that prepares them for all that is to come. Lives are at stake, and I challenge everyone to increase their expectations and support our kids as they work through this school year. The time is now.