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A Welcome Message from Principal Thomas

Dear South Middle School Families,

I hope you are all enjoying your well-deserved summer vacation so far. While I am sure that the new school year is far from your mind, I didn’t want to waste any time in sharing the news that I have been appointed principal of South Middle School. I am eager to get started and look forward to working with all of you soon.

As most of you know, I’ve served as Assistant Principal of South since January 2017. What you may not know is that I am a proud graduate of Brockton High School and I have spent my entire career in Brockton. I began working in the Brockton Public Schools while still attending Brockton High School in the “Summer of Work and Learning” program. I later worked as a substitute teacher and teaching assistant while pursuing my degree at Bridgewater State College and completed my student teaching at the Hancock School. Prior to becoming a South Dragon, I worked as a Special Education teacher at West Middle School for seven years.

I share my professional background with you because I hope it illustrates how much I care about the children of Brockton. I recognize the dedication and needs of this district and will always strive to provide excellence to our students.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at I look forward to welcoming you all back to school in the fall.


Lisa Giaquinta Thomas

Principal of South Middle School