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Principal's Corner


Mr. Matt Keith




I am excited to be beginning my 16th year as a professional educator. I want to tell you a little about myself. I have been married to Beth Keith for 13 years we have an 8-year-old daughter, Nora Jane, and a 3-year-old son, Deacon.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University and my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the Mississippi University for Women. I began my professional education career at New Hope Middle School as a teacher and coach. After 7 years in the classroom I spent 3 years at New Hope Elementary as an Assistant Principal, after which I spent another 3 years at New Hope Middle School as an Assistant Principal, followed by 1 semester as an Assistant Principal at New Hope High School before being named the Principal of New Hope Middle School in January of 2020.

I consider it a great honor to be the Principal at New Hope Middle School. My goal is to provide our students and staff with a safe environment where academic and social learning takes place at the highest level. I want to provide our students with classes and extra-curricular activities that promotes a discovery of their personal strengths and encourage them to become lifelong learners. I embrace the opportunity and challenge of continuing to make NHMS the best middle school it can be. This will take hard work and dedication it is my belief that it takes students, parents, staff and our community to provide a great education. Together we can ensure the success of all students and make our great school even better.

I look forward to a great school year!

J. Matt Keith



Mrs. Andrea Adams

Assistant Principal