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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

My name is Monica Ballard and after 16 years in the Fayette County Public School system, I am excited to come back to a community that gave me my start.  I am honored and humbled to serve as your new principal.  I am very passionate about education and look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging and high quality education.  Most of all, I look forward to working with our students and continuing the strong history of academic excellence here at Paris Middle School.  Go Hounds!  

Throughout my educational career, I have been privileged to have spent 19 wonderful years as an educator working with students from the elementary and middle school levels.  I have served as a special education teacher, Gap Reduction Specialist, a PASS Coach, an assistant principal and now principal.  My academic background includes a B.S. in Elementary Education (P-5) and Special Education (K-12 LBD) from Morehead State University, a Masters of Science in Middle School Education with a focus in Math and Language Arts from Walden University and a Rank 1 in Educational Leadership, Instructional Supervisor and Director of Pupil Personnel from Asbury University.   

I envision a Paris Middle School that will prepare ALL of our students academically, socially, and emotionally for the bright future that awaits them.  We will strive to provide all students with a safe and supportive learning environment.  My belief is that every child can and will learn if given the right opportunities.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Together we will continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities and a culture of academic excellence for our students. 

Once again, I am thankful to have the opportunity to serve the Paris Pride community.  I look forward to getting to know you and your children as we start this new and exciting school year together. 

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Paris Middle Principal
Mrs. Monica Ballard
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