Memphis Community Schools

Principal's Corner

Matthew Karaffa, Principal

Dear Memphis Family:

My name is Matthew Karaffa and it is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to you as your new principal at Memphis Jr./Sr. High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school in a district with such rich tradition and an amazing staff that has produced so many outstanding students. I have been an educator for the past ten years and have had many leadership experiences including experiences as a teacher, coach, mentor and department chair. I am excited to bring my skills as an educational leader to Memphis and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure success for all of our students.

Last year Memphis students made strong academic progress, learned about heart-healthy decisions, and became active students through our after-school and athletics programs while honoring our commitment to Memphis and the community. Our staff worked diligently on school improvement plans, professional development and technology integration and we are ready to continue to serve our families each and every day. We continue to look for ways to improve as a staff, school and district.

This year we look forward to the continued success of our students and staff as we embark on new initiatives including staff training in Restorative Practices, beginning to develop a school wide Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS), a focus on data to drive our instructional decisions, the continuation of our very successful partnership with Blue Water Middle College, a virtual alternative for all students and the introduction of new and useful technology.

Together, with some hard work and determination,we can make a difference for each and every child that walks through the doors of Memphis Jr./Sr. High. It is also important to me that we work together to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. I wanted to let you know that my office door is always open. Please feel free to stop by, call or email me if your have any concerns, suggestions, ideas or just to say hi! #proudtobeayellowjacket!


Matthew Karaffa
Principal, Memphis Jr./Sr. High School