Welcome! I am the proud principal of Crabapple Middle School. I am beginning my fifth year as the leader of an amazing group of teachers and staff whose focus is putting students first. Before coming to Crabapple, I was the principal of New Prospect Elementary. First and foremost, I am a wife to a wonderful husband, Jay, and the parent to three awesome kids – Mia, Jack, and Liam. My experience as a parent along with being a principal in both elementary & middle school has shaped my lens of what our students come to us knowing and how we can prepare them for the road beyond us. At Crabapple, WE believe that all students have the potential to grow beyond what they think is possible. WE believe in taking instructional risks to actively engage students in learning, modeling "failing forward" and persevering through struggle. WE believe in developing our students' capacity to own their learning and their decisions, both academically and socially. WE believe that an effective partnership with parents can yield even greater outcomes than working alone. Our beliefs guide our work and passion for student learning. Finally, WE believe in transparent and consistent communication to keep our stakeholders informed on the great things that happen here at CMS. I am honored to be part of a special community.
As you navigate through our website, my hope is you will find information that is informative and helpful. Our teacher websites are also great platforms for specific information along with our agenda app. Our grade level administrators will send home a monthly newsletter specific to their grade level, and I send out a bi-weekly newsletter of more high-level school and community news. I hope that you will take part in our many events throughout the year and become an active member of our CMS community. We are proud that you have chosen to entrust us with your students' learning.
I look forward to a fantastic year!
Rako Morrissey, Ed. D