New Principal Profile Q&A: Dr. Loralee Hill, Griffin Middle School

Why are you excited about joining the Griffin school community?
Answer: “I am very excited about joining the Griffin school community because it feels like coming back home for me. I previously owned a home in this community for 4 years, and I love and wholeheartedly embrace Smyrna. Griffin MS has great leaders, awesome teachers, and fantastic students. I look forward to working with Griffin parents, partners in education, and the entire community to ensure student success. Griffin’s vision to advocate for and empower the learning for all students speaks to my core values, and I look forward to humbly serving the entire Griffin community.”

Question: What does student success look like for you? 
Answer: “Student success means providing our students with the skills necessary to be successful in whatever they choose to pursue. Middle school is a challenging time for our students, so providing opportunities for our students to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively is critical.”

Question: What do you like most about being an educator/principal?
Answer: “I love being a principal because I have an opportunity to serve our students and serve those who teach our students. It really is the best job in the world because I get to work with students and with those committed to student success: staff, parents, and the entire community.”

Question: Outside school, where might students, parents or staff members find you?
Answer: “I love to be outside, and hike whenever I get an opportunity. I also am a huge sports fan, and I cheer for The Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United, Atlanta Falcons, and UGA. I support the community, so you may run into me at a coffee shop, restaurant, or a local store in Smyrna!”