Principal's Page

Dear Families, 

Alicia ShippyI am so excited to be joining the East Rochester Community! I look forward to meeting families and working together to best support our students through their years at the Middle Level Academy and High School. As a faculty and staff, we are committed to providing students with an excellent educational experience, which includes fostering a warm, welcoming and supportive environment in which all students can grow and learn. 

My 16 years of experience as a high school teacher, combined with my four years as a junior high school assistant principal afford me a unique perspective on teaching, learning and student growth at the secondary level. Middle school years can be challenging and are indicative of many changes, both academically and socially. I look forward to helping our MLA students and families navigate these changes in a positive and supportive way. High school is an exciting time and a critical gateway to the world beyond our doors. I am excited to work with our high school students as they begin to explore their options for the future.  

We are looking forward to a positive and successful 2022-2023 school year at the Middle Level Academy and High School. I believe our school learning community is strengthened through our partnerships. I look forward to working together throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that promotes and supports student success. I am excited for the work we will do together this year! 

Warm regards, 
Alicia Shippy
MLA/HS Principal