Principal's Message

  • Hello, my name is Keith Trawick, and I am honored to serve as principal at Monrovia Middle School. I have a wonderful wife, two awesome boys, and two adorable dogs! I am a product of Monrovia and dedicate my time to the students, staff, and the community surrounding Monrovia Middle School. With that said, I understand the high expectations placed on student achievement and will continue to strive for excellence as I lead our school.

    I began my teaching career in Athens City Schools in 2006 and transferred to the Madison County School System to teach 5th grade at Legacy Elementary School in 2008. Since then, I have served the MCSS as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district-level administrator. After serving five and a half years as principal of Legacy, I had the honor of serving Madison County Schools as Supervisor of Student Services. Two and a half years later, I have been led back home to Monrovia Middle School.

    During my tenure as principal, Legacy was recognized as a two-time Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School and an Alabama and U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. We were student-centered, where all staff played a critical role in ensuring student safety and a high level of learning for all students. I utilized that same mentality in the Student Services Department at the central office and will continue with those exact expectations at Monrovia. As Supervisor of Student Services, I oversaw the school social workers, health services, student discipline, Section 504, and enrollment. During my time at the central office, we focused heavily on addressing mental health concerns with our students. All areas in my purview were directly impacted by our student’s social, emotional, and physical well-being. In October of 2020, I was awarded the Gayle Owen Memorial Award of Excellence for Educator of the Year from Partnership for a Drug-Free Community. 

    Between February of 2019 and July 2021, I led a supportive team of professionals through various systemic challenges, including the rollout of a district-wide online enrollment system, and the district’s first-ever Mental Health Services coordinator’s implementation. Madison County Schools is more prepared than ever to support its families with the most up-to-date student demographic and mental health data. Our success is demonstrated by maintaining a laser focus on the whole child, thus increasing our ability to monitor and assess student’s overall preparedness as we strive to provide a safe school environment.

    I recognize that the foundation of learning is relationships and am committed to fostering relationships that build capacity within others. As principal at Monrovia Middle, I am dedicated to cultivating student success through positive energy, patience, and conversations. My gift is serving others. I never meet a stranger, and I love to engage in conversation that sparks new ideas. My team and I are fully committed to carrying out the mission and vision established for the staff and students of our school. As your principal, I assure you that I will work tirelessly to ensure that Monrovia continues to be an elite school by promoting a collaborative culture that yields the results the school community deserves.