Phone: 4697524610


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John Tedford

I am excited and proud to be joining Armstrong Middle School school as your new principal. To serve this outstanding community in this capacity is truly an honor. I look forward to supporting the exemplary qualities that define the Armstrong Tigers.  


I began my career in education as a history teacher sixteen years ago in Broward County, Florida. After moving to Texas, I taught at Murphy and Haggard Middle Schools. Before becoming an assistant principal, I worked at the district as an assessment specialist for three years. I have spent the last five years at Clark High School as an assistant principal. 


I have a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from UT Arlington. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Educational Administration with a superintendent certificate from Texas A&M Commerce. My wife, AnneMarie, and I have three children who attend Plano ISD schools. 


I look forward to meeting you over the coming month as we begin preparation for the new school year. As a leader, I center myself on making decisions that are best for students and being a servant leader. I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Armstrong family and look forward to finding my role in supporting the success of students, staff, and the community.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at 469-752-4610 with any questions or if you would like to discuss anything.