Yoder said he’s looking forward to opening a new school because it gives him the opportunity to “build a culture of success and community service within the school and community from the ground floor,” according to a question-and-answer profile compiled by the district.
Yoder said he plans to host a series of virtual town hall meetings to hear from families and students who currently attend Bellmont Hills, Fair Oaks and Green Acres elementary schools, which will feed into the new middle school.
As principal, Yoder said he hopes Pearson Middle School will be known for providing a high-quality education to its students.
“Under my leadership, the community can expect a leader that will create a school environment where everyone is held to high expectations in all that they do, from the front office to the custodians, to the teachers, to the cafeteria,” he said. These same expectations will also be expected of all our students. To be our best, we must be at our best every day – and this what the Pearson community can expect.”