Principal's Message

  • Principal Ryan AtwoodGreetings Falcon Family,

    I am excited to welcome our students back to campus for the 2021-2022 school year.  As we navigate through a very difficult time, our aim at Sunrise Middle is to support our students and families with a well-rounded approach to education, complete with a variety of support systems in place to meet the needs of our students academically as well emotionally and physically.  We will use a data-driven approach to identify the unique academic needs of our students to strengthen their skills and prepare them to move forward in their academic career.   

    This is my fifteenth year in Broward County Public Schools.  I began my career as a middle school Language Arts Teacher for seven years and spent the next six plus years as an Assistant Principal and was appointed as Principal of Sunrise Middle School in April, 2020.  I am originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I attended Grand Valley State University. My wife Tamara and I have made South Florida our home for the past fourteen years and we have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Sara and Madison.

    I am committed to serve the Sunrise Middle School staff, families and community and I look forward to meeting each of you.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any concerns or if you are in need anything.  I encourage you to take an active role in our School Advisory Council (SAC) and to join our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).  

    I hope to see you soon!

    Sincerely,
    Ryan Atwood
    Principal,
    Sunrise Middle School

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