Dear Thulla Lewis Weston Middle School Golden Eagle Staff,
As principal of T.L. Weston Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at the “Ivy League Middle School” on the Southend of historic Greenville, Mississippi. Although we are in the middle of a pandemic, we are all passionate about the safety of our children and each other. During this unprecedented time, we still “must’, “provide an opportunity for all to achieve success!” We are excited about the opportunity to see our children back in our classrooms whether virtually or in person, as we fill them with the enthusiasm to learn. We will stay true to the goals of 1) Improving student achievement, 2) Providing a safe and secure learning environment, 3) Efficient use of resources, and, 4) clear district and community transparency. Additionally, we will strive to make T.L. Weston the model for other middle schools in our great state by employing unique and groundbreaking ways to stoke the fire of education for our students. Through deliberately planned lessons that provoke deep thought and the application of this attained knowledge in various virtual assessment forms, our students will be prepared for the demand of the global and everchanging society in which we live! Be prepared to use the best practices of researched based strategies that we will then customize to meet our children on the level we receive them with the specific intention of growth! I believe that every child should leave the corridors of T.L. Weston prepared to be ambassadors of “articulation” during their high school experience!
Our Weston administrative team hopes that this year will be not only pleasant, but serve as a second wind of energy to professional self-development as we embark on a never attempted journey of education in the Mississippi Delta and the world. We will communicate our efforts to all stakeholders more so than we ever have, in the clear task of staying transparent. Remember we are the “experts in the room” whether virtual or literal. We will operate with professional expertise and attention to detail in our everyday interactions with students, their parents and the community in large.
I am honored to serve as the “lead learner”, “instructional leader” and carry the title “Eagle One” at Thulla Lewis Middle School! It is a privilege to be a part of a team that has defied the odds time and again. We have each sacrificed to move Weston to its current rating of a “C” school and are willing to put in the hard work to accomplish more! I stand at the ready to continue striving to build positive relationships with our staff, students, parents, and community as our school rapidly soars upward! Remember, W.E. (Weston Eagles) soar alone, not flock! We are destined and determined to stand out amongst our peers!
Walter McDavid Jr
“Golden Eagle One”