Phone: 828-396-2341


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Ed. Middle School Math and Science from Western Carolina University MA Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University National Board Certified Teacher in Middle Grades

Mrs. Mariel Head

Mrs. Head began her teaching career in 2002 at WLMS.  In 2004 she came to GFMS. She currently is teaching 6th-grade math and science but has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the past.   She received her undergraduate degree at Western Carolina University and her master's degree at Appalachian State University.  
“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”--Dr. Seuss


    Click here to access Mrs. Head's online planbook. contains lesson plans and links to some items that students may need to reference.  

    Google Classroom


    Students have access to all materials necessary for classes in their Google Classroom. 

    Google Classroom is an important tool for students to use to practice self-advocacy, which is an important step in maturity.   


    Students are expected to keep up with their grades in PowerSchool.  

    Parents are encouraged to contact the GFMS office to obtain their own login.