Welcome parents, students and staff to a wonderful and exciting school year. My name is Tracey Valree and I will proudly serve as your principal for the 2016-2017 school year at Metzger Middle School. I have 11 years in education, 7 of which I served as Assistant Principal then Principal at James Masters Elementary. I am excited to now watch our student grow into middle school young adults as they prepare for high school.
My vision and mission for our students, staff and parents for this year are:
1. To ensure that all students have a safe place to come and learn.
2. To encourage and support teachers as they continue to develop as life-long learners.
3. Foster positive relationships with parents and community members by attending and participating in school events and being a visible and a hands-on contributor to our campus initiatives.
4. Contribute to the growth and accomplishments of all campus stakeholders (teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, child nutrition staff, custodial staff, office staff, etc.).
I look forward to a successful school year and just remember that I have an open-door policy so please stop by and introduce yourself to me when you get a chance.
I look forward to working closely with you and your students.
Eighth Grade Assistant Principal
My name is Chris Guastella and this is my first year as an assistant principal at Metzger Middle School. This is my 9th year in education and I have spent all of them in Judson ISD. I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed my Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University. I am an Air Force Veteran and a father of two awesome children. My wife is a school counselor in the Judson district. I am a big FSU fan and New York Giants fan. My goal for this school years is to ensure that your children have a safe and productive school year. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Seventh Grade Assistant Principal
Sixth Grade Assistant Principal
It is with great excitement that I join the sensational staff here at Metzger Middle School! I am a proud product of Judson ISD, graduating from Judson HS in 1997. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 2001 (Gig 'em Aggies!), and my M.Ed. in Educational Administration in December of 2009 from Lamar University. This is my 13th year in the district and my 16th year in education overall. This is going to be an amazing year of learning because we are focused on high student achievement! We are moving forward together: one vision, one voice! Go MUSTANGS!
Provide a safe environment conducive to teaching and learning;
Provide opportunity for student and teacher success by allowing resources for planning and preparation;
Recognize accomplishments through celebrations, awards, and incentives;
Respond to needs, quickly, efficiently, consistently and fairly.