Greetings Parents and Families of O. Henry Middle School,
My name is Marlo Malott and I’m extremely happy to join the staff of OHMS as the new Principal. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. As the parent of two children age 17 and 20, I recognize the importance of a strong home-to-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
Before joining OHMS, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. Some of the roles I have held include middle school and high school classroom teacher, athletic coach, Instructional Strategist, Assistant Principal, Academic Dean and Academy Director. My academic background includes a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science in Education with certifications in K-12 English Language Arts and Science.
I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers and innovative programming, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at OHMS. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st century careers.
I will be working closely with our Assistant Principals to guarantee that all of our scholars are intellectually challenged and have access to the social and emotional support critical to students during the middle school years. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
Principal, O. Henry Middle School