I am honored to serve as your principal of Kennedy Road Middle School! I come to KRMS with 18 years of experience in education. I served 8 years as a classroom teacher in Henry and DeKalb County Schools. During that time I taught special education general curriculum, business education, and audio/video, technology and film. I also coached Junior Varsity and Varsity Football and Basketball. I served as an assistant principal at Griffin High School for five years where I oversaw areas such as literacy instruction, professional learning and school operations during that time. For the past two years, I served as the principal of A.Z. Kelsey Academy where I was able to achieve a 76% graduation rate. This achievement was possible with the implementation of rigorous instruction, attendance protocols, enrollment procedures, customer service, and other safety nets to ensure student success. All of my educational experiences have led me to this great opportunity to serve as the principal of Kennedy Road Middle School.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Mercer University, Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from Troy State University, Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mercer University and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.
Your support toward our school is definitely welcomed in our learning environment! You can help by making sure that your child attends school every day and is on time for school each morning. Students should plan to be at school by 8:15 a.m. so that they can have adequate time to eat breakfast and arrive at their 1st block of instruction on time. Additionally, you can assist by positively communicating with the school, serving on the school council, volunteering, mentoring, attending parent conferences/school events, and/or student celebrations.
I look forward to serving your child and you. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions, ideas, comments, and/or concerns. Thank you for your continued support!
Joshua Pittman, Ed.D.