Southbridge Middle School

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Meet the Principal 

Mistie Parsons

Principal, Southbridge Middle School

Senior Director of Secondary Instruction

B.A. in Human Services, Spanish minor, Northeastern University

M.A. Teaching, Florida Southern College

Boston College, Fellow, Lynch Leadership Academy

Harvard Business School - Certificate, Leading Change, School Management and Leadership 


Mrs. Parsons is excited to be a part of the Southbridge Public Schools team and believes deeply that all students deserve the opportunity to make choices for their future. Having spent five years before joining SPS doing turnaround school work in Dorchester, she is excited about the prospect of collaborating with teachers, students and community in creating a different narrative for our schools. In Dorchester, Mrs. Parsons taught English and led instructional initiatives as part of UP Academy as Principal in Residence, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Principal.  


Before joining UP Academy, Mrs. Parsons was a part of Phoenix Charter Academy, an alternative school in Chelsea, MA, with a college-prep mission.  It was there, through her roles as a Program Director for an Americorps tutoring program and Head of School, that Mrs. Parsons truly began to marry her beliefs about what students are capable of with how to give them the skills to achieve. Before working at PCA, Mrs. Parsons taught high school math and worked in college access programming in Florida.


Someone once said that if high school is where students drop out of school, then middle school is where students fall out.  Mrs. Parsons believes that middle school is a critical place for families and school to stay in partnership to ensure all students see many options for their future.  She would love to talk more about this -- or to connect about students and their education in general - and can be reached at or by calling the school at (508) 764-5450.

Southbridge Public Schools

Central Office

132 Torrey Road

Southbridge, MA 01550


Eastford Road School

120 Eastford Road

tel: 508-764-5460 fax: 508-764-5495

Southbridge High School

132 Torrey Road

tel: 508-764-5450 fax: 774-318-1687

West Street Elementary School

156 West Street

tel: 508-764-5470 fax: 508-764-5493

Southbridge Middle School

132 Torrey Road

tel: 508-764-5450 fax: 774-318-1684

Southbridge Academy

25 Cole Avenue

tel: 508-764-5415 ext. 103

Charlton Street Elementary School

220 Charlton Street

tel: 508-764-5475 fax: 508-764-5491

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Southbridge Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.

Title IX Compliance Officer - Dr. Margo Ferrick, 132 Torrey Road, (508) 764-5415 ext. 416

Section 504 Compliance Office - Karen Giangregorio, 25 Cole Avenue, (508) 764-5414 ext. 418