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Principal's Message

Welcome Back NSMS Comets!

My name is Karen S. Nixon and I’m excited to be the principal at North Stanly Middle School this year.  I have twenty-five years of experience in education which includes twelve years of administrative experience. This experience includes most grade levels.  I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead a school that has such strong traditions.  I am looking forward to partnering with you to cultivate a collaborative school community in which all students can succeed. 

Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to build strong relationships with parents, students, and community members.  We will focus on Common Core skills and the use of data to drive instruction. We, as a staff, will provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner with the goal of  increasing student achievement. In 2019, my school received recognition for exceeding growth. It is my expectation to continue this cycle of achievement at NSMS. 


We are all eager and excited to begin this school year.  My new assistant principal, Brian Bradshaw and I have been hard at work designing a reopening plan that continues to focus on providing quality instruction to all of our students in a safe and healthy environment. The safety of our children is our number one priority. I encourage each of you to visit our school’s official webpage for current information on reopening as well as other school related announcements. 

This year will be different in many ways, but by working together, we can continue to be Comet Strong and have a successful school year.