Administration Change for 2017-18

Dear Ladue Middle School and Fifth Grade Center Parents,

We are so excited to be sharing with you the leadership plans for Ladue Middle School in the 2017-18 school year!

As you have hopefully read in the e-lert sent out by the district last evening, we will be taking on new roles next year.  The reasoning behind these changes were outlined in that communication (linked here), so we won’t go over them again except to say that we are both personally excited to be taking on our new roles and believe these changes to be in the best interest of our students and the district.

Just as importantly, we are equally dedicated to making the transition a smooth one for our current and incoming Ladue Middle School families, as well as our staff members.  

So, here’s what you can expect…

  • The 2017-18 school year begins on July 1, 2017, so our roles will not officially change for several months, allowing us ample time to transition responsibilities. Please continue to work with us as you always have!
  • That being said, with both of us having four full years of working together in leading the middle school (Mr. Baber as Principal; Dr. Taylor-Johnson as Associate Principal), we believe the transition will be fairly seamless.  We will keep you posted about any changes along the way, but want to assure you that the middle school environment for our students and staff will not be disrupted.
  • With these changes in leadership roles, there is a vacancy for an assistant principal, which will be filled through our usual hiring procedures well before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.
  • There will be ample time through the spring and summer for students, staff, and parents to meet with the 2017-18 LMS leadership team, and share their hopes and dreams for our school.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  It has been and continues to be a source of pleasure and pride to serve our Ladue Middle School students and our outstanding district.

All the best,

Greg Baber

Dr. Tiffany Taylor-Johnson
Associate Principal

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