Principal's Message


LaFonda Morris
Pierce Middle School Principal


Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of Clifford Pierce Middle School, 


Welcome to the CPMS family! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our Clifford Pierce Middle School community. We are so excited for the 2019-20 school year! Our staff is working hard to prepare engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students. We look forward to seeing our returning 8th-grade families, and we are excited to get to know our new 7th grade families. At CPMS, we place a high value on our partnership with parents, families, and community and we invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential.


We consider it a privilege to work with your kids every day to help them be their very best selves. We believe that each and every student has a gift to share with the world, and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We have high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of ourselves to help all CPMS students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. CPMS aims to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, and academic skills to prepare students for success not only in middle school but also in high school, career, relationships, and life-long learning.


It truly is an honor to work as the principal of CPMS.  As many of you know, I’ve been a part of the district as an assistant principal and associate principal for many years.  My educational experiences go beyond our district, having taught at the elementary and middle school levels.  I am also an adjunct professor at one of the local universities.  I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University-Calumet Campus, my Middle School/Junior High Science endorsement, Masters of Elementary Education degree, and Administration Certification from Indiana University-Northwest Campus, and my Education Specialist degree Indiana Wesleyan.  


In closing, our staff looks forward to continuing with the strong relationships built with returning families as well as new families within our school community.  If you ever have a concern or a question, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  Together our communication efforts will enhance our students’ success! We hope that you will have a great school year, and want you to know that we are here to serve you.


LaFonda Morris
Clifford Pierce Middle School




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