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A Message from our Principal

Mrs. Tashanna Mays--Principal

I love River Bend, the students, and the community.

Welcome! I am Tashanna Mays, Principal of River Bend Middle School.  I am very thankful to be starting my fourth year as principal here!  I love River Bend, the students, and the community.

River Bend Middle School is an amazing community of learners where we care about each other, our community, learning, and the future.  At River Bend, we not only meet high expectations with academics and character but we also create lasting relationships.  We serve our community often through school wide service projects.  Our teachers have invested in and embraced the concepts of personalized learning, creating meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for all students.  I love reporting to work in such an amazing environment!

 I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner Webb University.  I love everything about middle school students from their quirkiness to the moments where they become independent thinkers.  

 In my downtime, I love spending time with my family and friends.  I am a doting wife and mother of three children!  When my children started school, I realized that feeling confident that your child is loved and safe while at school is most important to parents.  I have embraced this idea, made it my priority, and routinely nurture your children when you trust them with me!

 I am excited to collaborate with you all to make 23-24 the best year YET for our students!

 Best regards,

Tashanna Mays

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