• Dr. Jacob GarlingerHello, Pride family!


    I feel fortunate to serve as Principal of Griffin Middle School and work with such passionate students, educators, families, and community members, all working together for the goal of ensuring student learning. It truly does take a village!

    Griffin holds a special place in our community as the bridge that prepares students for their high school days and beyond and we do that by teaching our students the broad spectrum of skills they need to become the successful learners and leaders of today and into the future. Besides the classes they take, students at Griffin will develop responsibility, time management, communication, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are vital to their success.

    Additionally, my hope for all of our students is that they engage with our staff to explore and hone in on their passions, whether they be in the classroom, on the field, in the rehearsal halls, or elsewhere. A truly great school is one that allows space for students with a varied set of interests to grow and utilizes their passions as a means to develop confidence in themselves. Griffin will be that kind of school.

    I look forward to working with you each and every day to ensure that Griffin provides the very best education possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or ideas….we’re a team.




    Jacob Garlinger, Ed.D.


    Griffin Middle School