Principal's Message

Dear Elko Middle School Parents,

I am honored to serve as the Interim Principal of Elko Middle School for the remainder of the 2020 school year.  I look forward to working with you as we partner to provide the best learning opportunities for your child, our students.

Over the past thirty-eight years, I have served Henrico County Public Schools in different capacities.  I started my journey as a classroom teacher at John Rolfe Middle School.  The experiences as a teacher leader afforded me several opportunities to serve as an assistant principal, principal, and instructional director.  All these experiences occurred at the middle school level.  Since my retirement in 2014, I have coached several principals in Henrico County and Richmond City Public Schools.

My role as Interim Principal is to continue the ongoing progress of the school and add my experiences to those efforts.  I know there is much to be proud of, areas to continue to closely monitor, and goals to accomplish.  I look forward to continuing to uphold the inclusive commitment of the division for every student: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” I am dedicated to ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment where your child can continue to grow and develop.

I hope to see you at scheduled school meetings, school activities, and/or athletic events.  Please feel free to email or call me with questions, comments, or concerns.  I can be reached at or (804) 328-4110.  I believe open communication is the best tool to help us work together as partners for your child’s success.

Marilyn Royal
Interim Principal