Dear Grosse Ile Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I am very excited to be starting my first year as principal here. I anticipate another successful year for our students, staff and community as has been the norm on the island for a long time.

I accepted this position with every intention of respecting and appreciating the many, many positives that already exist at GIMS. I also have every intention of supporting and inspiring our staff in an effort to bring forth positive change for our students. Continuous improvement will be the focus.

Thank you very much for supporting us as we support you. Those of you who know me already from my days in this district as a teacher and coach are well aware that I am a team oriented person with high expectations. We will work hard for your students and we will care about your students. Professionalism and positive relationships will be of the utmost importance.

I am honored to have been selected to lead in such an outstanding district and community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or input.

Go Devils!


Clifton Whitehouse