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Principal's Message

Mighty Lynx Community,

My name is Ashley McKinney, and I am excited to write to you as the new principal of Glendale Middle School. I have only recently started working at Glendale, but I have come to understand many wonderful pieces of the work at Glendale.  Faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of each student, administrators are here to supply support and guidance, students are eager to learn and grow, parents and the wonderful Community Learning Center are the heart of the school community, and we have a thriving afterschool program. I feel so fortunate to be working alongside this team! 

I have served schools over the last 20 years as an educator, instructional coach, improvement coach, and administrator. I am excited to bring my passion for student learning to Glendale and the Salt Lake City School District.  

Personally, I enjoy camping, reading, and spending time with my family; I have a daughter who is currently in 1st grade. I am also re-learning how to rollerblade- which my little girl is finding quite amusing.  

I am entering a school that has realized large successes. Student growth data at Glendale is some of the strongest in the state. This means that many students who attend Glendale achieve at or above expected growth in a year.  My goal for this year is to listen to the community and supply guidance wherever needed. I want to make sure I continue any positive progress that has already been made.  

I know that this is going to be a fun year of learning and growing. I look forward to seeing many of you at parent-teacher conferences. If you would like time to talk with me personally, I would love the visit. Please just let me know how I can support you using the contact information below.  

I also plan to be present at the Community Learning Center for School Community Council meetings on the following dates. All meetings are held at 8:30am.  

·         October 20, 2023 

·         November 17, 2023 

·         December 15, 2023 

·         January 26, 2024 

·         February 16, 2024 

·         March 15, 2024 

·         April 19, 2024 

·         May 17, 2024  

Looking forward to our work together.  


Ashley McKinney, Principal   
Glendale Middle School 

Ashley McKinney

Titles: Principal - Middle School
Locations: Glendale Middle School