Welcome our new principal for 2016-17:
Dear General Ray Davis Middle School Family,
To those of you who may not know me, I am a life-long Rockdale educator. I grew up in Iowa (Go Hawkeyes) before moving to Georgia. I am married to a Rockdale County Public Schools elementary school teacher and we are the parents of two fantastic children, both of whom are General Ray Davis Middle School alums.
I began my teaching career at Conyers Middle School teaching 6th and 8th grade science and mathematics. From there, I opened Salem High School and taught 6th grade Language Arts and science. I then moved down the street to open Memorial Middle School teaching in each grade level and in multiple academic disciplines. It was at Memorial that I transitioned into the office as an Assistant Principal. In 2006, I was given the opportunity and privilege to open my third building, General Ray Davis Middle School.
As I look back, it is hard to believe that we have just successfully ended our tenth year at General Ray Davis Middle School. During these years, our faculty members, along with the hard work of our students, support of our parents and of our community, have established the rich traditions that have become known as “the Davis Way.” Over the next decade, it will be our mission to continue this strong tradition.
This tradition of excellence will continue through achieving in what we stress to our students and refer to as the three A’s – Academics, Athletics and the Arts. Our staff will continue to set the bar high for ourselves and for our students. We know they are ready for the rigor. These expectations will be evidenced in all of our classrooms, in our students’ academic and art competitions, in our fine arts performances and on the athletic fields. Our staff knows our parents and community have these same high expectations for their students. We all look forward to working with each of students and parents as we enter into our second decade of excellence. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help in any way.
Randy R. Goerner, Ed. S.
General Ray Davis Middle School