It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Lafayette Middle School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such wonderful students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families. I’m working hard this month to make for a smooth transition.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-three years. I taught high school history, head high school basketball coach as well as a high school assistant principal. Most recently, I have served as one of the assistant principals at Lafayette Middle School. I am thrilled to be transitioning into the role of principal this school year. I’m excited to be working with you as partners in education to ensure your child's success.
On a personal note, my wife and I both have a passion for education. She is an educator in Walker County Schools and a dedicated teacher. I have four children, a daughter, and three sons.
I have shared your struggles throughout the pandemic with digital platforms and quarantines. I understand that this is not just a school struggle but a family struggle to ensure your child receives an education. Lafayette Middle is dedicated to making your child have the best middle school experience possible. I am proud to be a part of the Walker County School District. Walker County is a district that values high standards by providing rich learning experiences for all students. The relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Assistant Principal-Kim Woodard
I am a life-long resident of LaFayette and a product of Walker County Schools. I attended LaFayette Middle School and am a 1989 graduate of LaFayette High School. I earned a Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics Education (6-12) from Western Governors University and hold a Tier 1 Leadership Certificate from the University of West Georgia. I am a former high school math teacher and Mission Support Specialist for Walker County Schools. I am married to Steven Woodard and we have four children and two grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time outdoors. I am excited to be a part of the LaFayette Middle School Administration Team and have the opportunity to work with the best faculty and staff and students in Walker County!
Assistant Principal-Adam Crowley
I attended University of Tennessee of Chattanooga where I double majored in Applied Mathematics and Secondary Education. After receiving my Masters in Education at UTC, I went on to complete my Specialist in Leadership at Augusta University. I started my teaching and coaching (baseball) career at my alma matter, East Ridge High school, where I taught upper-level math. I later moved to Gordon Lee Middle school where I taught and coached (baseball, football, volleyball) for the last 13 years. I am married to Lisa, who is also in education, and we have three children together: Austin, Maddy and Deedy. We love to travel as a family and especially enjoy seeing Professional Baseball Stadiums. We have seen 26 out of the 30 parks. I am excited to represent Lafayette Middle school as your new Assistant Principal and to be a part of the Walker County school system. I look forward to a great year as a Rambler!