Shelby County Schools

Principal's Message

Givinia Causey

Welcome to American Way Middle School where united Eagles Believe, Achieve, and Succeed!

It is truly an honor to be the principal of American Way Middle School!  With the support of our parents and community, I am confident we will truly impact the lives of each child.  As a fresh start school with new administrators and teachers, I am eager to start anew by first building strong relationships with students, parents, and staff.  It is my goal to create a shared vision among all stakeholders to ensure we are UNITED for all and that we operate through the lens of what is best for ALL children.

The AWMS Dream Team is committed to providing all students with a safe, equitable, and intellectually challenging environment that will empower them to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners to be college and career ready.  The AWMS Dream Team understands our current academic state and we are committed to moving the academic needle with urgency to ensure that our scholars are striving towards our district's Destination 2025 goals of preparing scholars to be college and career ready, graduate on time, and pursue post-secondary opportunities.  At American Way Middle School, we will do this by ensuring every day, every child receives high quality instruction through differentiated approaches.

As we embark upon this journey together, I am asking for your support.  Let us unite to make American Way Middle School one of the best in our district!

I want to thank you for joining the American Way Dream Team where Eagles Believe, Achieve, & Succeed.

--Principal Causey


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