Rockvale Middle School

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I would like to welcome you to Rockvale Middle School! Academic growth for our students is our first task, but preparing them to contribute to our community is a close second. You can’t separate the development of the "whole child" from the child’s academic development; the two must work in concert and both benefit from the other. We invite the community to be a part of our mission to add to the growth of our students. Together we can make this a rewarding experience for the students at Rockvale Middle!

Fred Barlow, Principal
       Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you
     will never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D'Angelo 


It is with great honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to serve the Rockvale Middle School community as your new assistant principal. I have worked in Rutherford County Schools since 2009 as a math teacher at both the middle and high school level, and am thrilled to join the leadership team at Rockvale. I hope to build relationships with students, teachers, and parents in order to create an environment that promotes learning. My aspiration is to create a culture that allows students to develop and progress in such a way as to be academically ready for high school. I look forward to a successful year! Go Ravens!

Kelly Newberry, Assistant Principal
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I am honored to join the administrative team at Rockvale Middle School. I have been at RMS since the school opened in 2008 serving as a keyboarding and computer coding teacher. While I have loved my time in the classroom with students, I’m excited to move into the role of assistant principal. I look forward to working with the students, parents, staff and community to continue providing a positive learning environment for academic growth.

Carol Parker, Assistant Principal
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