• Brown

    Principal's Welcome

    My name is Diona Brown, and I am very excited to serve as your new MMS principal, beginning this summer. Currently, I am the principal of Park Street Elementary School, a position I have held since 2018. The opportunity to lead Marietta Middle School is both an honor and a blessing, and I look forward to partnering with each of you.

    Rather than share my background, I want to focus on what matters the most: your student and their experience at MMS. My two immediate priorities for MMS will be addressing and enhancing academic rigor (both within the new Advanced Studies program and throughout the school) and focusing on student safety and well-being. One of my favorite leadership quotes is from Lisa Haisha: "Great leaders don't set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It's never about the role, always about the goal." At MMS, one of my top goals is to partner with you to enhance your student’s experience in and out of the classroom.

    My passion for education began as a child watching my mother and grandmother teach and impact students' lives. As 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year at Northwestern Middle School in Fulton County, I know what it means to strive for excellence and to do the hard work needed for positive results. During my years at Park Street, we increased student achievement and enjoyed immense academic success and growth. Based on the 2020-2021 MAP results, we were the only elementary school to grow in every grade and content area (grades 2-5) from Fall to Spring. We also created exciting opportunities for our students, including summer learning internships for our 5th graders and a Dual Language Immersion program that will start in the fall. Further, I was involved in designing and opening the new Park Street school building.

    I have high expectations and aspirations for MMS, and I thank you for entrusting your child's middle school education and enrichment to the team of administrators and educators at Marietta Middle School.


    Your New MMS Principal,

    Diona Brown, Ed.S.