Welcome to Albemarle Road Middle School! I am Toni
Perry and I’m honored to serve as the principal of Hornet Nation. I have
been a proud member of the Hornet family, serving in several different roles,
since 2006. Before joining Hornet Nation, I taught fourth, fifth, and sixth
grades; all within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. I am very passionate about
education because this is where our future leaders are molded, challenged,
encouraged, and engaged in navigating their personal life courses. I am thrilled
to be a resource to our ladies and gentlemen as they develop academically and
personally! In addition to my role at school,
I also have a son and a one year old granddaughter. Being with my school family and my home
family are my privilege and responsibility and I am devoted to both.
consider Albemarle Road Middle School to be one of Charlotte’s hidden jewels!
Our students are amazing, our staff is highly dedicated, and our families make
our work with students possible! With a population of over 1,100 students, it
might be easy to get lost in the numbers, but not at ARMS! We pride ourselves
in building strong relationships by establishing and holding high expectations
for academics and behavior for our students. Our
staff and students are: Invested, Engaged Learners, Respectful and Scholarly,
Effective Communicators, and Family!
In addition to setting high
expectations for student achievement across all content areas, we are working to further engage our students as learners through increased reflection
and planning. We know what our students can do because they are so amazing! However, in some cases, we must convince them
that they can be anything once they make a decision and start on the path to
achieving their dreams! Middle school is a tough time in adolescence because,
while teenagers need support and guidance, peer influence is very strong. This
is also the time when young ladies and gentlemen begin making decisions about
high school, college, and careers. It is critical that we partner as parents
and educators to push each child to high school graduation, college, and beyond.
I am asking parents to remain aware of your child’s performance in class as
well as their interactions with peers. Talk to your child regularly about
school and progress reports and tests and what’s happening. Engagement with your middle school child is
critically important to their success moving into adulthood, which is the
ultimate intended outcome!
I appreciate your continued support of Albemarle
Road Middle School and everything you do to reinforce the
school in preparing our students for greatness!
I am honored to serve my Hornet Family. Go Hornets!