Notes From the AP

Hello Southport Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Matt Ainsworth and I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at Southport Elementary. This is my third year as Southport's Assistant Principal and I look forward to building on all of our recent success. Prior to becoming Assistant Principal, I taught at Southport in both the elementary and middle school levels and feel extremely fortunate to be working with our amazing students, wonderful staff, and supportive parents as Assistant Principal.

I look forward to welcoming all students, faculty, and staff, and providing for their needs throughout this school year. I will continue to work closely with the staff, the district administrative team, and our community as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning at Southport. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to assist in the leadership of Southport’s students and to be a part of Southport’s strong tradition of success. I will challenge our students to continue to develop the necessary critical thinking skills needed for success in an ever-changing society.

Southport Elementary enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is a direct result of the partnership between the school staff and parents. During my twelve years at Southport, I have experienced this close working relationship first hand. It has been a pleasure to get to know the students, staff, and parents during my time as a classroom teacher and look forward to developing new relationships this school year and beyond as Assistant Principal.  

I would like to close by once again by telling you how much I look forward to working with you, our students and our staff. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children each day. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.



Matt Ainsworth
Assistant Principal

Southport Elementary