Greetings Parents, Families and Learners of McDonough Middle School (MMS):
My name is LaRita Wiggins, and I’m extremely excited to welcome you to McDonough Middle School. I look forward to partnering with you to provide our learners with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. It is our vision to equitably advance an exceptional learning experience that promotes powerful learning for purposeful living.
I have served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles during the past 22 years. Some of the roles I have held include Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies and Math teacher, Language Arts Department Chairperson and Coach, Administrative Assistant for Curriculum and Instruction, and Middle Grades 6-8 Assistant Principal. My academic background includes an Education Specialist in Leadership and Organizational Development, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Arts in History, and additional certifications in Educational Leadership, Gifted Education and Reading. I have had the privilege to serve the McDonough Community as Principal for four years.
I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so my primary objective is to ensure that every learner is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at MMS. In order to do this, I provide teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, and reach out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our learners are college and career ready.
Along with our MMS Leadership team, I work to guarantee that all of our learners are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to learners during the middle school years. Please get involved with the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to ensure that your voices are heard or if you need additional support please send me an email directly at LaRita.Wiggins@henry.k12.ga.us.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families as we work each and every day to empower a community of learners to strive for exceptional by embracing opportunities and access for life-long success. We are the Mighty McDonough Maasai!
Mrs. LaRita J. Wiggins
McDonough Middle School