New Gentry Principal Josh Johnson
Gentry Middle School Families,
I am humbled and honored to accept the position of Head Principal of Gentry Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. I cannot begin to express my excitement to partner with your family so we can continue the journey of providing an amazing educational experience for your child. It is my belief that all school decisions should be made with the best interest of our students as the focus. I look forward to leading a talented faculty in creating numerous opportunities for students to grow academically and socially.
I had a world class education as a product of Columbia Public Schools, and it is my vision that every Gentry student is given the same opportunities I was given. Throughout my career in CPS, I served as a teacher for 17 years before becoming an administrator in 2016. In this time, I have learned the importance of building positive relationships with students and families.
It is my hope that every student and family that walks through our doors feels heard, valued, and appreciated. As a principal, I am also committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all students and families.
As a parent, I understand the importance of a quality education for my children. I believe communication is critical in creating a positive school family partnership. I’m committed to keeping channels of communication open so we can work together in supporting your child.
In closing, I look forward to building a positive school community that supports our students academically and socially. I look forward to creating strong relationships with the staff, families and the community for many years to come.