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Greetings Students and Parents of Colonel Smith Middle School
I can’t tell you how excited I am for the start of the 2018 – 2019 school year at Colonel Smith Middle School. My name is Joseph Gargiul and I am honored to be serving as the new Principal at CSMS. It is my goal to see to it that all students succeed. I am sure that working as a team of students, teachers, parents, our community and myself we can achieve this goal!
I was raised in Upstate New York and that is where I began my teaching and administrative careers. I started out as a Social Studies teacher then became a Middle School Principal in Phoenix, New York. After many snow storms, freezing temperatures and no sun for several months, I decided Arizona would be a nice, warm, sunny place to continue my career. Since moving to Arizona I have served as a Middle School and High School Principal. Most recently I worked for the Arizona Department of Education but jumped at the chance to be the Principal of CSMS.
I reside in Sierra Vista with my Rhodesian Ridgeback Paisley. I enjoy attending sporting events, cruising on my motorcycle and exploring the great State of Arizona!