Welcome to Hanley Middle School!
Hanley Middle School is a 6-8 school located in the heart of the Orange Mound community.
Aspire Hanley Middle School is a Title I school.
680 Hanley Street,
Memphis, TN 38114 United States
Meet Our Team
Throughout Ms. Gooden’s time with Aspire, she has held additional roles including a mentor teacher and coordinator of 8th Grade Week activities. She is a strong classroom manager which is evident by the overall look and feel of her classroom.
Ms. Gooden is an alumna of Middle Tennessee State University where she majored in biology. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Summer Principals Academy. In her free time, she enjoys serving the community with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, traveling internationally, and enjoying the food scene here in Memphis.
During his tenure, Mr. Griggs has effectively coached students in managing their behavior in and out of the classroom. As a result of his work, Hanley Middle School’s suspension rate decreased by nearly 9% last year. Additionally, Mr. Griggs coaches teachers in management techniques and electives instruction.
Griggs is a proud graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. In his free time, he can be found spending time with his family and enjoying long walks in nature.
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter as the new Principal of Hanley Middle School. I am honored to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education, community, and pride! I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Hanley Middle School and partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with the teachers and staff, we will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by HMS by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, Common Core skills, the use of data to drive instruction, and will provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase achievement.
All of us at Hanley Middle School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Remember, we are Orange Mound! We want to exude the pride that this community inhabits and show all watching eyes that Orange Mound is number one!
I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. My door is always open and I welcome your input.
With Children Always in Mind,
Principal, Hanley Middle School