Meet Your Principals

Last Updated: 5/18/2021 2:02 PM

Principals Message:

 

WELCOME TO KIMPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dear Community Members,

I am excited to be the principal at Kimpton Middle School. I take pride in our district’s mission to, “empower each learner to be a self-motivated successful citizen in a global society”. I believe that our mission is to help all students to learn the skills that will allow them to grow both inside and outside of the classroom

I remember what it was like being a middle school student and having the uncomfortable feelings and emotions that went along with that. I know that it can be difficult to be a teenager, and I know that school can be a scary, daunting, or challenging place for many. Each day the administrative team and teachers at Kimpton Middle School work to create a positive school culture for each student. As a staff we want students to feel comfortable and to be happy that they are a part of Kimpton. We place a special emphasis on positive peer relationships and praise students for their many positive actions. We celebrate our students by selecting Students of the Month and teachers frequently complete positive student referral forms to be mailed home to share with families the great things that students are doing. I actively travel the school hallways to talk with students in order to invest in their lives because I believe that is important that students feel that they can always talk with me no matter the situation.

I also remember what it was like to feel challenged in school. When I was a middle and high school student, I struggled in math. I believed that no matter how hard I tried that I couldn’t learn math so I hid in the back of the classroom hoping that my teachers would not call on me. In high school, I had a teacher that made me feel comfortable and invited me into her classroom for extra help. I took her up on the offer and I started receiving extra tutoring in math. This teacher unlocked the ability inside of me to learn and practice mathematics and I began to love math! My teacher taught me a lot more than math facts. She inspired me to believe that I could learn and that all teachers were willing to help, support, and encourage me. As a result of this teacher I became a math teacher and eventually an administrator who has the goal of helping all students to learn the same life lessons.

I’m proud to be a part of a staff at Kimpton Middle School where teachers, custodians, administrative assistants and countless others pursue students that don’t feel like they can succeed. The staff at Kimpton Middle School works to motivate, engage, and encourage students to be the best learners and people that they can be. Our teachers create lessons and activities that will push our students to new levels of learning.

At Kimpton Middle School students have opportunities to receive help, to become immersed in technology, learn Spanish and grow inside and outside of the classroom and I am excited to be a part of that journey. I look forward to sharing more with you about the positive climate at Kimpton Middle School. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments at (330) 689-5288 or through e-mail at st_love@smfcsd.org.

It’s a great day to be a Bulldog!

Mike Love

 

Assistant Principal's Message:

Hello KMS families! 

I am excited to return and be part of the community and school district that helped mold and shape me into the person and educator that I am today.  As a graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, I have experienced the high quality education that will help prepare our students to be successful in all facets of their lives.  

My background in education includes 11 years as a science teacher at Buchtel High School in Akron and 11 years in high school and middle school administration (Barberton & Strongsville).  On a personal level, I have four active children and know firsthand what it is like to have middle school-age kids in the home. The roller-coaster of emotions, while at times can be challenging, are such an amazing part of what makes this such a special yet, pivotal time for children. 

Middle school is a crucial time for children and it is important that they be supported socially, emotionally as well as in their academics.  We strive to create an environment that is inviting, safe, inclusive and supportive for all. I look forward to working with your child to help foster growth, independence and helping he or she become a successful and responsible global citizen.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  I can be reached by email at st_sdeitrick@smfcsd.org or by phone at 330.689.5280.  

It is great to be a part of the Bulldog family! 

 

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