Principal Welcome Letter

  • Welcome to Hazelbrook Middle School!
    It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve as the principal at Hazelbrook Middle School. I’m
    amazed at the diverse, rich and talented people that make up not only our city, but also our
    school and our student body. Our community is great because of the diverse strengths our
    students and families have to offer.

    Having served as the Associate Principal at Hazelbrook and previously at other middle schools
    as both and administrator and a teacher, I can attest to the fact that middle school is the place
    to be! The daily joys, celebrations and challenges that come in working with students who are
    working through significant changes in who they are and who they want to be is invigorating and

    Here at Hazelbrook, we work continually to understand how these changes impact the ups and
    downs of adolescent life and work to put the concept of care at the forefront of our work. First
    and foremost, our school works to be a place where all students feel safe and honored for who
    they are, not who others think they should be. Striving to do this is our never-ending goal as we
    work to eliminate judgment and hate from our community.
    We’re also proud to be an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school, where we
    begin to prepare a college-bound mindset look forward to preparing students for thousands of
    post-high school opportunities. We do this by maintaining high expectations for all of our
    students within a caring school community and using learning strategies to support the learning
    of all of our students.

    Ultimately, we, at Hazelbrook, have an amazingly caring staff and student body. We’re a great
    place that continues to look for ways to be even greater. We welcome you and look forward to
    meeting you!

    Tim Gross, Principal