“Every Student, Every Day, Every Classroom”

Dear Granite Falls School District and Community Members,

My name is Josh Middleton and I recently moved to Granite Falls to begin my tenure as school district superintendent.   I visited the area in May and June and had the opportunity to meet with students, staff, parents and local residents and was impressed with the commitment to maintain and improve upon excellence in the district.   Granite Falls, like every district in the country, faces a variety of challenges.  As someone who values collaboration, I commit to you that as a community your voice, you input and your participation will be the cornerstone of addressing such challenges. 

One of the draws to Granite Falls was the GFSD Board of Directors and their core values which align with mine.  The most important relationship in a school is between student and teacher, and I view my position as one of support to advance the district’s daily goal of “Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day.”  The decisions made at the classroom, school, district and board level should be grounded in doing what is best for students and student learning.

Speaking of input, I would like to invite you to provide yours to me this summer.    I want to be available to meet with individuals or small groups.  During our time together I want to ask you three questions:

  1. What is going well in the Granite Falls School District?
  2. What is the most pressing issue or concern in the district?
  3. What advice would you give me as the new superintendent?

From these interviews, I hope to get to know you better, celebrate the highlights of what’s going well and begin honing in on the bigger concerns the district is facing.   Contact Melanie Freeman at 360.691.7717 to schedule an appointment.

Let me express again what an honor it is for me to join Granite Falls as the next school district superintendent.  I look forward to serving the GFSD and working with you.

All the best,


Dr. M

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