Message from our Principal - Mrs. Jackson

Greetings Panthers!

It is an absolute honor to be your principal as we enter into the 2017-2018 school year! I am truly excited to be a part of the Mountain View School District and to be a part of the rich history at Grace Yokley Middle School.

I am a proud graduate of Azusa Pacific University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Education.  My educational career began in the mid 1990’s where I taught English at the secondary level. With an eight year hiatus to raise our three children, I picked my career right back up in 2007 and once again taught English, coached softball, cheer, and was class ASB advisor.  My passion for education continued to grow over the past five years as an Assistant Principal.

My husband, Rick, and I have been married for 27 years and have three amazing children. Stephen and Emily are recent graduates from Azusa Pacific University where our youngest, Rachel, is entering into her Sophomore year.

Throughout the school year, I ask that all of us continue the rich legacy of Grace Yokley.  Whether you are a student, parent, or staff member, I challenge you to make choices that embodies the GYS spirit.  Be prompt, prepared, and respectful so that those around us remember our name in the most positive of ways. It is thrilling for me to take part in this journey alongside you and in making Grace Yokley Middle School a place where you belong.

Message from our Assistant Principal - Mrs. Maxwell

It is a privilege return to and serve as the Assistant Principal of Grace Yokley Middle School where I began my career in education as a Language Arts teacher. I am pleased to be working with the enthusiastic, and energetic middle grade students. I understand that middle school years are a time of transition for students. I believe that a caring, supportive and positive school environment is a critical component of the successful transition for all middle grade students to reach their full potential.   

Grace Yokley Middle School has a long history of academic excellence. Students here receive a well-rounded education that enables them to be successful in their future scholastic pursuits. It is impressive to observe the many experienced and dedicated teachers working hard during and after school to ensure every student access to a quality education.

I look forward to working with students every day to help them make the transition to high school as successful as possible. My goal is to be a supportive part of the parent, student, teacher school team.

Message From Our Counselor - Mr. Green

missing-Student ID.jpgIt is an honor to serve as the counselor for Grace Yokley Middle School.  Working with students for over 10 years I understand that student success is only evident when you provide a positive and safe learning environment. 

My goal as a counselor is to continue supporting all students by preparing them for the academic and social challenges they will encounter, as well as provide them with the skills and tools needed to become contributing members of our society.