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Epps, James » James Epps Assistant Principal for Discipline

James Epps Assistant Principal for Discipline

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  I am excited to support your child in my new role as Assistant Principal of Discipline.  This is my 19th year in education, 13 of which have been in Burke County and 6th year at Burke County Middle School.  It is my goal to assure that all students and teachers at Burke County  Middle School will interact in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment based on students adhering to campus norms identified in the newly created Burke County Middle School Discipline Management Plan.  
The BCMS Discipline Management Plan is designed to aid the teacher in managing behavior in the school setting with the intent of building relationships with students and ultimately addressing misbehavior in a fair and consistent manner. This plan was developed to enhance a positive learning environment by clarifying consistent student expectations, disciplinary consequences, rewards and incentives. It consists of leveled disciplinary approaches and an implementation of systems that involves students, teachers, parents/guardians, and administrators. Our plan promotes positive work habits, reinforces desired behaviors, and teaches replacement actions when students behave inappropriately.  A copy of the plan is available in the side menu.  If I can assist you or your child in any way this year please do not hesitate to ask.