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Principal's Message

Dear Warrior Family & Community,


I am truly honored to lead the Warrior community for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, I look forward to providing exceptional educational experiences for our students and building strong meaningful relationships with all stakeholders. It is my mission to make an impact on every student that walks into the doors at Southeastern Stokes Middle School. I want our students to LOVE learning, LOVE coming to school and leave with memories and relationships that will last a lifetime! 


Academic learning and growth is my bottom line. These components must work together as a balanced approach that put students first.  I understand that educating students means being attentive to the “whole child” and caring about their social and emotional well-being. I am committed to developing and understanding the individual needs of your child and excited to be a part of their learning and growth during these crucial years of development.


We love having parents in our school and contributing to our positive school culture. With your support, we can build upon our past successes to take Southeastern Middle School to the next level. Parents and community are a big part of who we are, and we want you to help us tell our story. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, I value your input.


Please share with us your perspectives and let us know how things are going for you and your child at SSMS. You can email me anytime at [email protected] or call our office at 336-591-4371. 


Visit our SSMS Facebook page and “Follow” our school account @Southeastern Stokes Middle School. We update this page regularly with insights into what’s going on school wide and in our classrooms. 


We look forward to hearing from you!




Dr. Lessane