principals message

Gainesville Middle School

for the Arts & Sciences

8001 Limestone Drive  Gainesville, VA 20155703.753.2997  FAX 703.753.4331

Mary Kathryn Graham, Principal 

July 28, 2021

Dear Gainesville Middle School Community,

I am very proud to share that I have been selected as the principal of Gainesville Middle School, effective July 29. What an honor to be selected to lead this extraordinary school. Some of you may already know me, as I have been an assistant principal at Gainesville Middle since 2018, and prior to that a math teacher at the school since 2011. I started my teaching career in PWCS in 2010 as a math teacher at Gar-Field High School.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Buffalo State College, and my master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. In addition, I hold certifications in administration and supervision and in mathematics.

I believe in cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with students, parents, and staff. As your principal, I want to serve and lead a learning community where everyone is seen, welcome, and prepared to thrive. 

I look forward to working collaboratively with you to maintain a dynamic, thoughtful, and inclusive community for all and a successful opening for the 2021-22 school year.


Mary Kathryn Graham