Joseph Gargiul

Phone: 520-459-8892


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Joseph Gargiul

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! 

Last Modified on July 25, 2018