• Greetings Southwest Families!


    Welcome to The Ranch! I am the PROUD Principal of Southwest Guilford Middle School. It is an honor to serve you in this capacity as WE EXCEL and EXCEED together (#WWEE)! I am excited about experiencing the 2019-20 school year with you! I come to you with eighteen years of educational experience spanning from grades K-12 as a middle school Science/Math classroom teacher, elementary Curriculum Facilitator, NC Principal Fellow, and a middle and high school Principal.

    Education is my life, and I am passionate about making a difference and empowering our students to positively impact the world with their unique gifts and talents. We have PHENOMENAL students at Southwest Middle School who are the reason and motivation for EVERYTHING we do! As a school, we will work diligently with our families and community to cultivate student LEADERS.

    I am elated to begin another year at SWMS and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure our students’ success. I have a BS in Biology from Spelman College, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution, Master of School Administration, Specialist in Education, and Doctor of Education degrees from UNC-Greensboro.

    I will partner with our community to build onto the rich legacy of excellence at Southwest Middle School. We will maintain high expectations as we provide a rigorous, relevant, and rich curriculum for our students. 

    I anticipate a most successful year at Southwest Middle as we support the academic, social, and emotional growth of EVERY student. My personal motto is to "Equip. Empower. Enlighten." Being a part of your educational village, I am here to help you in any way possible. I believe every student in our building can and will achieve greatness with all of us working together.

    I look forward to working with you this school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me as WE EXCEL AND EXCEED (#WWEE)! GO COWBOYS!!


    In Partnership,

    Arlisa Armond, Ed.D. 


Dr. Arlisa Armond