• Principal, Ms. Griffin  

     Ms. Shawana Griffin


    Dear Parents, Families and Friends,

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Dutchtown Middle School and the 2017-2018 school year! We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners! I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met.

    I am very passionate about the middle school years. Most of my twenty-two years of teaching and ten years as an administrator have been working with students and staff of this age group. This is an important and critical time of transition – moving from the elementary experience and preparing for the bigger challenge of high school. What happens during these few short years will have a lasting impression on their development and growth.

    Our 2017-2018 school theme is: “Growing Toward a Future of Success”.  With that in mind, we invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTO, or attending and supporting school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success.  

    Working together, I am confident that Dutchtown Middle School will continue to be a place where we provide our students with a challenging and enriching school experience. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. My door is always open.



    Ms. Shawana R. Griffin, Ed.S.