Dear Students and Families:
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Simons Middle School I would like to welcome you to our school and web page. My name is Jesse Bacon and I am privileged to be in my fourth year as Principal at Simons Middle School. I hold a Bachelors and Masters degree from Morehead State University. I am currently working toward a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. During my educational career, I have served as a high school social studies teacher, athletics coach, central office program director, high school assistant principal, as well as a high school and middle school principal. I have had the opportunity to participate in numerous leadership programs including the Leadership Institute for School Principals through the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), the National Institute for School Leaders (NISL) Executive Development Program, as well as the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Aspiring Superintendents Academy. I am also extremely excited to be an active participant on Advanc-ED school and district accreditation teams.
My personal mission is to partner with students, staff, families, and the community to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which EVERY student, EVERY DAY, can achieve academic excellence. My vision for SMS is for our students to achieve in the top 5% of all schools in Kentucky through a systemic approach to fiscal responsibility that supports teaching and learning in a safe, engaging, and authentic environment. We will develop leaders at all levels and empower students to take ownership in their learning with a spirit of Continuous Improvement.
Our goal is to challenge your student academically, grow them socially and emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. Students will be encouraged to display good character and to make good choices that will result in successful outcomes.
I look forward to working with you and your student to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success. You can access my weekly messages to staff, student and families by clicking HERE. Once again, welcome to Simons Middle School.