CMS Principal’s Message

mrs-b-and-students-at-mlk-breakfastWelcome to Clarksville Middle School! I am excited to begin my fourth year as the Principal at CMS. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work at CMS with an amazing group of students, staff and community members. Originally from east central Indiana, I graduated from Jay County High School in 1998 and Ball State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.  In 2003, I obtained my Health certification from Indiana University, followed by my Master’s degree in Education in 2006.  I pursued my Administration License  from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008, leading me to this opportunity to serve CMS as your Principal. My first and only teaching assignment was here, at Clarksville Middle School starting in 2003 until five summers ago when offered an administrative position at CMS.  I taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Health and Physical Education, as well as coached and sponsored many sports teams and clubs.

In an effort to continue to strive to create a disciplined yet engaging learning environment for all students at Clarksville Middle School, we will continue to implement our school-wide behavior management plan where students at CMS will strive daily to be “RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE & READY TO LEARN” in all areas of the building.

This year we are implementing our new “housing” system at CMS. Students will be divided into four houses through a “magic hat” sorting process. The houses, names derived from character education themes (kindness, tolerance, unity and civility), will work towards building unity within the school building and creating a home away from home atmosphere. Our goal is to help our students become the best version of themselves and to support their growth as productive members of our great community.

We will continue striving to help students achieve their personal and academic goals using various support programs and rigorous curriculum. In order for CMS to be successful, I believe that it is of the utmost importance to maintain an open relationship between our staff and our parents, guardians, and other community stakeholders.  At CMS, we try our best to communicate daily with parents/guardians when necessary, and we encourage and welcome parents to contact us if you have questions or concerns.  Please be on the lookout this year for regular emails to keep you updated on the great things going on in our building.

It’s going to be another GREAT YEAR at CMS!

#ThisIsOurHouse #ChargerPride #ThinkClarksville


Nikki Hosier-Bullington, Principal