Head of Middle School
On behalf of the sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students, faculty and staff of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, I welcome you to our Middle School. As Head of Middle School, I am very proud to be part of a dynamic and energetic group of teachers and students. If you are a Middle School parent, you understand that the Middle School years are often a time of transition and change. Through small class sizes and outstanding, professional educators, TMI Middle School ensures that each student will receive individual and personal attention in a safe and caring atmosphere based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our dedicated teachers partner with parents in providing the best educational experience for each child.
TMI Middle School is a special place to be and is often described as “home away from home” where students are encouraged to reach their personal best. Leadership activities, community service projects, the arts, athletics, the corps, outdoor education, robotics, and various learning experiences outside of the classroom give students many opportunities to develop essential skills for life-long success. Students are involved in their studies as partners with teachers through inquiry, discourse, writing, presentations, debates, projects, and curriculum-based field trips. By providing a balance between a skills-based curriculum and an opportunity for exploration, students learn to think critically, engage in intelligent discussion, work both independently and collaboratively, create with purpose, and grow in character.
At TMI Middle School we value our character education program which combines a nurturing orientation and advisory program with our peer mentor and Panther Pal programs. Middle School students engage with advisory teachers and Upper School students to talk about relevant topics and develop positive relationships. Each child is at a various point in the Middle School journey. Advisory teachers and Upper School mentors support and encourage Middle School students as they navigate through these three years. Particular emphasis is placed on helping sixth-grade students adjust to Middle School life and preparing eighth grade students as they approach Upper School. During seventh grade, focus on our outdoor education program promotes a sense of ownership and responsibility with the added care of our garden and livestock. Also, students join with other advisory groups to participate in daily chapel and service projects where they can exemplify the heart and spirit of a servant leader.
Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s young people. At TMI, we believe in the importance of guiding students through Christ-like love into becoming responsible and caring individuals, who are sensitive, open-minded and respectful of all cultures, and ready to make a difference in their world.
Together, we can in a Christ-centered education.
Head of Middle School