It is indeed an honor and privilege to serve in the capacity of principal at Avalon Middle School. The students, staff, parents and school community are indeed a village. A village that is dedicated and committed to the safety of students, as well as their academic and life-long success. At Avalon, we believe in the power of “LEVEL UP.” We encourage students daily to level up in their mind set and capabilities to excel in any endeavor they set their minds to. The pathway to success is different for everyone, but we all agree that success is the only option for our students. This year, we celebrate the efforts of last year that led us to be graded as an “A” school; yet, we understand that to maintain or even surpass our past successes, we must demonstrate GRIT and ignore any inkling to give up when things get too tough. Avalon is the best because we have the best. I know that this year will be the best yet and I am proud to learn and serve alongside Santa Rosa County’s best students, staff and school community.
-Dr. Tonya Shepherd
Welcome to the Castle, Home of the Royal Knights! Our mission is to provide students with a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning. This year we are proud to say that Avalon is an “A” school, but we are not content. We will continue to “LEVEL UP” by challenging our students to have “GRIT” and to take charge of their academic goals. Our teachers and staff, along with our families and community partners, work diligently to ensure our students are college and/or career ready. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I am proud to be a part of the Avalon family and look forward to an AMAZING 2019-2020 school year! #LEVELUP #ittakesGRIT