• Justin Hoffacker

     Middle School Principal


           As principal, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the Fairfield Area Middle School.  This is a special time in a child’s life, with tremendous opportunities for growth and development: emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically.  The teachers, staff, and I are excited to have students in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. 

         Developmentally, the Middle School years can be a difficult stage in a child’s life.  Their brains are growing bigger, faster, and more complex by the day, but some of their regulatory functions develop more slowly.  This frequently leads to issues with impulse control; adult and childlike thinking and behavior occurring, often within the same five minutes.  The range of abilities the brain can learn during these years is remarkable, providing a great opportunity for growth in areas of need.

         Our Middle School strives to develop students who are: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn.   Through our PBIS program, we assure students feel welcome, connected, and valued as an integral part of the Fairfield family.  By creating a learning environment where students are motivated and engaged, they will flourish both intellectually and emotionally.

         Our dedicated and professional staff have high expectations for themselves, and their students.  The teachers incorporate research based instructional strategies to maximize student growth by utilizing station rotation, differentiation, inquiry learning, and incorporating technology, while creating a safe and supportive learning environment.  Through embracing students’ different learning styles, instruction is personalized to meet learners’ individualized needs.

      Parental support is vital to student success.  A student’s true learning is not limited to what happens inside our building; a whole community approach is necessary for students to reach their full potential.  We invite and encourage parents to partner with us and become active participants in your child’s education.

         I am very grateful to serve as the principal of Fairfield Area Middle School.  I am looking forward to making this year exciting, engaging, and successful for all students.

     Students First!