Welcome to Gateway Middle School!  My name is Linda Butler and I will be serving as your principal for the 2018-2019 school year.  I previously spent seven years as the principal of Gateway Middle School in its earlier years and feel privileged to return for this school year.  I also had the opportunity to meet many of this year’s 8th graders in my previous work as assistant principal in the spring of 2017.  My mission this year is to continue to serve the outstanding teachers, specialists, support staff, students and families in a place where each student is able to thrive while they achieve a high degree of success.

    In the upcoming year, we are excited to continue Gateway’s tradition as a high-achieving community of learners.  At Gateway our mission is, in partnership with parents and the community, to provide a safe and collaborative learning environment that empowers lifelong learners to reach their full potential.  This year, we have new and returning staff who are enthusiastic about their learning community.  At Gateway we expect students to contribute positively to the climate of our school by demonstrating respect for the rights and responsibilities of others.  It is our goal that students will realize their potential and capability to make active and valuable contributions to their families and community as involved and engaged citizens.  At Gateway it is our job to make sure that your student graduates from high school on time and with every opportunity available to them.  Because of this mission, we will work with students to help ensure that their education will effectively prepare them for their future. 

    A big part of my job is to help facilitate student learning with the support of staff and families so that each student can achieve great things.  I am truly excited to continue the great work here at Gateway and am looking forward to working with you and your student/s throughout the course of the 2018-2019 school year.