Gabriel Christus
Jia Moore hugs Clarisse Gionet, right, and Jocie Jacoby after the anti-bullying assembly on Friday at Evergreen Middle School.
Kindness is king at EMS

Evergreen Middle School principal Joelle Broberg wants her school to buck the stereotype that middle-school kids are mean to each other.

With the help of the school’s PTA and the staff, Broberg has embarked on a campaign to teach students about kindness and anti-bullying. Her mantra is “Many Voices, One School,” and she’s infused it into the message from guest speakers, the school’s choir and events since she became principal in fall 2013.