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Mr. Ross Reed

My name is Ross Reed and I am excited to be the principal at Auburn Junior High School. This marks the beginning of my 30th year in education, and my tenth year as the principal at Auburn Junior High School. After graduating from Auburn University in 1994, I spent 6 years as an Alabama History teacher and coached a variety of sports at Cloverdale Junior High School. I then transferred to Jefferson Davis High School after 6 years, where I taught US History and Economics as well as coached football and wrestling. In 2006, my family and I moved here where I taught US History and Economics as well as coached football and wrestling at Auburn High School. I spent five years as an Assistant Principal at Auburn High.

I love this age of student. Junior high school is an exciting time. It was one of my memorable periods as a student and very rewarding as a teacher. This period of time marks the start of a gray period in students' lives. Junior high students are not little boys and girls anymore, but they are not grown either. This phase is where maturity needs to kick in. My hope for our students is that when they leave AJHS they are respectful, responsible, and ready.

Students, my advice is to RESPECT your teachers and adults on this campus. This will go a long way in learning how to work with people and help give you a solid foundation for your education. Respect your peers. You don't always have to agree, but respect other thoughts and perspectives. Respect yourself. While you are here, do not do things that could be harmful to you achieving your goals or reaching your potential.

Be RESPONSIBLE for doing your work and taking care of your business. Be aware of things you need to do on a daily basis to be successful. When the day comes that you didn't fulfill your duty as a student, take responsibility-don't make excuses or blame others. Learn from your mistake and pledge to yourself not to let it happen again. Do what is right!

Be READY. Very soon you will make the transition to high school. Ninth graders, you're at this point now. Earning credits and establishing a strong grade point average will impact you greatly in the very near future. Develop skills that will have you ready to move on to high school and be college and career ready.

Lastly, get involved. Join one of our many clubs or other groups. Choir, theater, band, Science Olympiad, athletics, or any of our other clubs would be a great way to get involved with school and meet people. This will enhance your junior high experience.

Welcome and I hope we have a great school year! Our faculty is here to help make you successful. Come see me if you need help. My office door is always open.

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