A Note From Our Principal, Dr. Tracy Barnes


    It is a pleasure to meet each and everyone one who visits our school and our website.  I am very excited about the 2018-2019 school year as the new Principal at Ben Hill Middle School.  Many of you may remember me from the elementary school.  For those of you who don’t know me, let me briefly introduce myself.  I have 23 years of experience in education.  I was a 7th Grade Math teacher in Valdosta for nine years before coming to Fitzgerald.  In 2004, God opened a door for me to come to Fitzgerald as an administrator.  I joined the BHCS as an Assistant Principal for 2 years at the elementary school and then I became principal for 12 years at the same school.  So, I bring years of experience to the Middle School as a middle school teacher and an experienced and successful administrator.  As an administrator at the elementary school for 14 years, I am very familiar with the community, students and parents.  I am looking forward to reuniting with them and building new relationships with the awesome faculty and staff at Ben Hill Middle School.  I believe is building relationships to strengthen our school culture.  As I am led by God, I want to be the best leader I can be for BHMS so we can keep moving forward and take our students to higher levels of learning so they can experience success in school and in life. 

    Our theme at BHMS is “GREATNESS.”  We will work together as a GREAT Professional Learning Community to make sure ALL students learn.  Every child is different and they all learn differently.  In order to get different results, we must do things differently to address student differences.  We will work hard to meet their needs so they can achieve academic and behavior success.  We want ALL students to show growth academically, socially and emotionally.  Everyone at BHMS is GREAT and they all have GREATNESS within them.  The community, students and parents are GREAT.  The faculty and staff is GREAT.  GREATNESS is within everyone who contributes to the success of ALL students at BHMS.  We invite you to visit BHMS so you can experience GREAT teaching and learning.  WE ARE GREATNESS.  WE ARE BEN HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL.  A SCHOOL OF GREATNESS. 

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