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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Amherst Middle School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition that has produced so many outstanding students.During these past few weeks, I have had many interactions with parents, teachers and students. From these conversations, it is clear there is a collegial partnership between all stakeholders to provide the best possible academic experience for our students. I look forward to fostering these relationships and working with teachers and staff to provide a world-class educational experience for each child.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for the past seventeen years with an initial concentration in secondary English and my most recent administrative experience has been shaped by six years of successful leadership as one of Amherst County High School’s Assistant Principals.  I am excited to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

All of us at Amherst Middle School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here and realize that none of us can do it alone! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment.  I look forward to seeing you all on the first day of school on August 15, 2016.


Amy Snead, Principal


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