Welcome Back, Morrisville-Eaton Middle - High School!

Dear Morrisville-Eaton Families:

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  Personally speaking, I am grateful and elated to begin TracyDurkeethis journey with you as your Principal! I am honored to have been selected to join the M-E School District, which is known for its dedication to excellence, as well as to students. Over the past summer, I have had a chance to meet or speak with many of you and your children and look forward to building a strong relationship with all of you in the upcoming year. I have served the last 28 years teaching multiple grade levels and spent time as an Assistant Principal. But I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. Aside from celebrating their successes, I will also show them how very valuable they are and have a special place in our school community. Not only am I anxious to begin working with your children, but I also look forward to the work we will do together, as well.  As the old proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I cannot wait to share the great things your children are doing here at school and of course, I will be here to work with you should your children need help navigating any aspect of the school day. 

My teaching career began in a small, rural town teaching first and third grades in Truxton, NY. I then was transferred into Homer, where I spent the next 19 years teaching fifth grade while also serving as a lead teacher.  It was with this experience that I facilitated professional development for staff and provided curriculum support for ELA. During my tenure there, I was also a Common Core Fellow, writing curriculum for State Ed.  Having tutored many high schoolers in multiple subjects, my interest turned to the secondary realm.  I then did my internship at a middle/high school and served as an Assistant Principal with McGraw Central School last year, supporting diverse learning styles each day.  In addition to my professional achievements, my greatest personal achievement has been the raising of my husband's and my two wonderful boys; Jimmy, 23, is a UPS driver and new homeowner, and Jacob, 20, is a Physical Education student and “pizza genius.” People have said I often treat students in my school like my own; please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all children have the best possible experiences here at Morrisville-Eaton Middle/High School.  

Please refer to our website, www.m-ecs.org, for information and school events that will be posted.  This year is looking to be exciting and fresh, and we eagerly await our students’ arrival on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  Please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.

Respectfully,

Tracy Durkee, Middle/High School Principal * (315) 684-9121* tdurkee@m-ecs.org