Principal's Message

  • Tariq Qaiyim Principal Plantation MSPatriot Parents/Guardians and School Community,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the newly appointed Principal of Plantation Middle School. I am honored to lead an amazing school and will continue to focus on academic excellence and a culture of caring. I look forward to fostering relationships with the teachers, staff, parents/guardians, and the school community to provide our students with a high-quality educational experience. It is my goal to help every student feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Patriot family. We will continue to work towards excellence in and out of the classroom by focusing on innovative data-driven instruction, social-emotional learning, and providing exciting and challenging experiences and opportunities for all students.

    I have been dedicated to my career in the field of education for more than 22 years. My educational career experiences include being a teacher, ESE Behavior Specialist/Educational Specialist, and administrator. My leadership experiences have afforded me the opportunity to develop partnerships, create and sustain a positive school culture, and implement programming to meet the needs of all students.  

    I have administrative leadership experience from K-12th grade over the past 9 years. I look forward to bringing my skill set as a leader to Plantation Middle by working with you as a partner to ensure the success of your students. As a former athletics coach and student-athlete, I believe a team approach is necessary to create and maintain the desired learning environment. Therefore, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and administration all have an important role in the encouragement of our students to become actively engaged in their learning careers.  

    As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone (teachers, staff, parents, and students) who enters the doors of Plantation Middle School is excited to be here. This positive attitude and culture will enable us to navigate the challenges we will face in our pursuit of excellence, in a positive and supportive environment of care.

    I am honored to serve as the new principal of Plantation Middle School. I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss your suggestions, ideas, or concerns to make our school the best it can be. I look forward to meeting you soon!


    Tariq D. Qaiyim, Principal