New Principal Profile Q&A: Travis Joshua, Lindley Middle School

Why are you excited about joining the Lindley Middle School community? 

Answer: “I am honored to have been selected to join the Lindley Middle School staff and believe that this is a homecoming of sorts after starting my career as principal at Lindley Sixth Grade Academy (LSGA). I consider the opportunity to stick and stay in Mableton to lead the next Flock of Falcons to be very exciting. Lindley Middle continues to soar to higher heights! With Lindley’s newly developed STEM Academy, it truly is a great day to be a Falcon!” 

What can the school community expect to see under your leadership? 

Answer: “My goal is to ensure that every Lindley Middle School scholar is equipped with the tools necessary to continue along their educational journey and see their wildest dreams become a reality. This all begins with the Falcon Family working together to instill a belief mindset in the students each and every day. I look forward to following in the footsteps of Dr. Giles and continuing all of the great work that commenced under her leadership.” 

What does student success look like for you? 

Answer: “Having a growth mindset, success looks different for each student and is not solely based on academic performance data. Students are experiencing success when they are making every effort to meet expectations set for them by their families first followed by the school. As educators, it is our job to meet students where they are and help them to progress from that point. Students that are progressing in this manner are successful in my book.”   

What do you like most about being an educator/principal? 

Answer: “The 2019-20 school year will mark my 21st year as an educator, but I consider myself to be more of a Learning Engineer as I strive to create environments and circumstances in which young scholars are able to thrive. I also consider the work we do as educators to not just be a profession, but our passion and certainly not just a career but a higher calling.”