Principal's Corner

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year at Decatur Middle School!  It is a honor to serve as your Principal. If you have visited our school district’s website, you will know that:

The MSD of Decatur Township is Student Invested, Community Connected.  We prioritize Student Learning, Safety and Customer Service, fostering a support system for our families.

Decatur Middle School (DMS) is dedicated to growing and supporting our students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.  We do this in partnership with community and families. I would like to personally invite you to get involved with your student’s education.  We have numerous opportunities for you to be a part of the great things happening here on a daily basis.

DMS has talented, dedicated teachers who focus on developing the whole student.  Your student’s teacher is a trusted adult who proactively reaches out to meet all students needs.  Countless hours go into preparing highly engaging lessons, materials, and settings which attract and engage students.  Reach out to your student’s teachers to ask questions, request support or offer compliments. Teaching truly is one of the greatest works a person can do in this life!

My personal hope, for every student in our building, is that this year will be the best year.  We want Decatur Middle School to be your school of choice! DMS has a proud tradition of excellence.  We are committed to continuous improvement as we strive to make your DMS experience a tremendous one. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can best serve you.

Now and always, I am Decatur Proud!

Dustin Criswell

Principal, DMS