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Meet New Principal, Tracy Roof!

Introduction Letter

Dear Southern Guilford Middle Knight family,

I am Tracy Roof and I am very excited and honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Southern Guilford Middle school.  I am blessed to join this excellent school community. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s dedication to caring for our students every day while providing them with a meaningful learning environment.

 I arrive at Southern Guilford Middle school as a seasoned educator. The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 30th year in GCS and in education. I have served as a middle school teacher, middle school curriculum facilitator, middle school assistant principal and elementary level principal.

I firmly believe that every child can succeed and that the cooperation between home and school builds trust and self-esteem in students. This partnership will encourage our students to showcase their highest potential to shape their future, and in turn the future of our community and our nation. With my goal of advancing the culture of excellence here at Southern, I am devoted to continually exploring new ideas to meet the needs of all students and to interact with parents and community members to continue to move Southern on the Road of Success. We will be meeting with staff, parents and students throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication.  Please know your voice matters and we want to create an atmosphere where collectively we experience success.

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all and see the great things you will accomplish. I know the last year during Covid has been a challenge, but I hope that you are excited for this coming school year. It is going to be a meaningful and fun year. We will be learning together to achieve the highest accomplishments. If you are nearby the school at all for the remainder of summer, please stop by and say hello!

To conclude, please remember that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input during this year. Let us keep our students the primary focus of our work. I can’t wait to celebrate our accomplishments and milestones made during the 2021-2022 school year.

 Enjoy the remaining days of summer!


Tracy Roof