Greetings Buckhorn Family:
My name is April McCutcheon and I am your new principal at Buckhorn Middle School. As a lifelong resident of Madison County and a Buckhorn alum, I am so excited to begin this new journey working in this incredible and diverse community. I am very enthusiastic to begin this new life chapter and continue to be a part of the community supporting Buckhorn students, families, and friends. Having worked in North Alabama for almost 20 years, life experience has afforded me the background and experience to move Buckhorn Middle School forward, creating a positive, safe, engaging learning environment for students. I have learned that each and every child deserves the best education, the most passionate advocates, and a tight-knit community to become successful and productive citizens.
As a graduate of Lee University and Auburn University, I am grounded in best practices and research for what is best for student achievement. I consider myself a life-long learner and I am a positive supporter of student-centered learning. My background includes the last six years as an assistant principal at Buckhorn High School. Previous to that experience, I was a Teacher and Coach in Madison County and Huntsville City Schools. As a teacher, I had the luxury of teaching all various levels, from seventh to twelfth grade. This experience gave me the perfect background to drive Buckhorn Middle forward.
I can already tell Buckhorn Middle is an amazing school, with a group of individuals that are second to none, students ready to learn and support their school, and a community of families that care deeply for our school. Parents are the single, most important influence in the education of your child. It is critical that we combine our efforts to ensure student success. I look forward to meeting you and talking about your student’s success. My door is always open to you.
All my best,
Buckhorn Middle School
"Learn, Lead, Succeed"