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Mrs.  Caressa  Tanner  Gordon
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Henderson Middle School, Home of Scholars and Champions!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Henderson Middle School and to our website. It is an honor and a privilege to be the principal of such an amazing school.  My primary goal as principal of HMS is to provide leadership that will facilitate a strong connection between families and our school, as well as provide the necessary skills for students to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society.

We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners! I am deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. I am very passionate about the middle school years. This is an important and critical time of transition – moving from the elementary experience and preparing for the bigger challenge of high school. What happens during these few short years will have a lasting impression on their development and growth.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTO, or attending and supporting school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success. Our success is a direct reflection of everyone’s hard work and effort.

Whether you’re returning this school year or joining us for the first time, we hope you will find HMS to be an ideal learning environment that promotes sound classroom instruction and high expectations for student success.

Working together, I am confident that Henderson Middle School will continue to be a place where we provide our students with a challenging and enriching school experience. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. My door is always open. Please know that our administrators, faculty, and staff are excited about serving your children as we seek to prepare them for success in middle school, high school, and beyond.

As principal, I want you to know that you are welcome at HMS, and I hope that you come to know Henderson as we do - a learning community in which parents, students, and educators work together as a team.

We Are Henderson!


Caressa Gordon