Principal's Message


Greetings and Salutations to each visitor to this page.

It is my pleasure and honor to be the principal of Short Pump Middle School. Short Pump Middle has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong reputation for providing students with the necessary academic rigors for success in high school, and beyond.

I am pleased to state that our academic excellence only paints half the picture; as Short Pump Middle School is also a home away from home for students- a safe place for students to learn, socialize, participate in extra-curricula’s, and to be valued for the person they are, and will become. We understand our responsibility to our students and cherish the opportunity to work with them.  In doing so, we realize that every student is different (different learning styles, needs, backgrounds, and personalities). Every day we strive to build and grow strong relationships with our students so they will thrive in each endeavor they participate in. Our students truly make Short Pump Middle School the special place that it is.

We also know the importance of building strong relationships with our families and community.  Short Pump Middle School is very fortunate to be nestled in the wonderful Short Pump/Glen Allen area, and our doors are open to you. Every faculty and staff member of Short Pump Middle understands that a strong partnership between school and the families we serve is vital to the success of our students. We welcome your input and partnership.

Our theme is “Short Pump Middle School- the school with P.R.I.D.E. and heart.   Pride is an acronym for Preparedness, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence. Our staffulty (faculty and staff) puts their heart into every endeavor of which we apply ourselves. It is with this combination of values and love which makes our school so special.



Thomas McAuley, Principal