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Michael  Sneed
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Principal's Corner


I am Principal Michael Sneed, Jr., and I have the honor and privilege of serving as the instructional leader at James A. Shanks Middle School.  My background in Education includes many different roles, including classroom mathematics teacher, Head Varsity Football coach, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal.  I also have served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division in Ft Bragg,NC.  I am very excited about having the opportunity to work with the students, faculty, and staff at Shanks and am looking forward to making connections with the Gadsden County community and its stakeholders. James A. Shanks Middle School has some outstanding teachers and staff, and I am confident that we can create a positive learning environment where great things will happen.  We will combine hard work, a winning attitude, high expectations, diverse and effective teaching strategies and activities, and interventions to overcome the challenges currently facing school districts across the nation and those specific to our school community.  


At James A. Shanks Middle School, our mission is to empower students to become college and career ready for global success.  We look forward to working closely with our community to bring this to fruition.  Our vision is to be the model school for the nation by ROARing!


R - Respect myself and others

O - Owning my choices (academics and behaviors)

A - Accept meaningful academic challenges

R - Reach my goals of educational and personal growth


With Tiger Pride,

Principal Michael Sneed, Jr.