Dear Swann Family and Friends,
It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Patrick Battle, as the new Principal at Melvin C. Swann Middle School. My passion for education is deep rooted and has been cultivated by a family of devoted educators. The past fourteen years in education have provided me with many opportunities to grow as an educator and leader. I have had a variety of experiences in education, ranging from middle to high school, and from the classroom to multiple facets in leadership, as a Head Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal.. While serving in various leadership roles, I have had the opportunity to lead through service; exhibiting to all stakeholders that I am fully committed with them, and I am not requiring anything of them that I do not commit to and do myself. I am a leader who takes a team approach to involve all stakeholders, ensuring that all students receive a fair and quality education.
As the Principal of Swann Middle School, I am committed to serve the needs of all students through high expectations, consistent and fair support, and high quality instruction. In order to ensure a well rounded experience for students at Swann, we must provide them with real world experiences and challenges that develop life attributes such as: persistence, tolerance, communication, and collaboration. I am excited about the work that is to come and look forward to seeing all of you.