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R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Alumni Profiles
June 2010 Issue
Sheila Kahrs. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker Sometimes it’s Bach, sometimes it’s Mozart, but the classical music playing as students arrive at Haymon-Morris Middle School always sets a calm mood. This purposeful start to the day is just one idea Principal Sheila Kahrs (EdD ’92) enacted when she was hired to head the new school in Barrow County five years ago. It is also part of the “whatever it takes” philosophy she forged with teachers, based on educator and author Richard DuFour’s book Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap. Because more than half the school’s students qualify to receive free or reduced-price lunch, Kahrs knows the students need a personalized environment to overcome socioeconomic stumbling blocks in education. “It’s a hard age for parents and kids,” Kahrs says. “We realize the seriousness of what we owe them.” Kahrs was named the 2010 National Middle Level Principal of the Year by MetLife and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. …
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