8th Grade

Mr. Myles Nash, 8th Gr. Assistant Principal


Mr. Nash Assistant Principal

Dear Eighth Grade Students & Families,

Welcome back to Irwin Altman Middle School 172 for the 2021-2022 academic school year! My name is Myles Nash and I have been an assistant principal in District 26 for the past seven years; yet I am really looking forward to returning this year to the expected success of all of my MS172 Eighth Graders whom I will be serving as Assistant Principal for this third and final year of your middle school journey. (Most of us have developed a rapport over the past 2 years of 6th and 7th grades, but for new students, start with being ready to “show what you know” as a ‘professional student’ and introduce yourself to me later - I’m very approachable.)

As a middle school “senior” year, we will be focusing on being prepared for overall wellness (safety through masking, hygiene through social distancing, & awareness through emotional intelligence) and showing academic progress (following the ‘ABCs’ of Academic Success of Attendance [Be in school to win everyday], Behaviors [of Collective Improvement], & Communication [through Focused Questioning]).  Your ability to fight procrastination (keeping to your planner’s goals & deadlines), communicate with those around you (keeping peers, teachers, and family aware of the gradual changes), and showing your best efforts will help to make this both a memorable year of your leadership in the school and comforting in preparation for a bright future in high school.  I am so impressed by how you have persevered through this pandemic and that we have a lot of work ahead of us to transition back to full in person learning that may be exciting and scary at the same time.  I, along with the eighth-grade team and support staff,  look forward to supporting all of you in whatever academic or social-emotional needs may arise this year.  Together we will make this an amazing school year!


Yours in Education,