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Welcome to Van Middle School!
I am Shelby Davidson, Principal of Van Middle School. This is my 6th year as Principal at VMS! My wife, Amanda, teaches at Van Jr. High and we have three children. Cortland is a 2017 graduate of VHS and a freshman at Texas A&M University. Carli is a junior at VHS and Casi is a freshman at VHS. I am also a graduate of VHS.
Our slogan at Van Middle School is “ VMS – a place where students are loved, accepted, respected, and INSPIRED. Our goal at Van Middle School is to create an atmosphere where students will truly be inspired to reach their full potential. I personally believe that each student has special gifts and talents, and our primary goal as a faculty and staff is to help identify, reveal, develop, and nurture these special gifts and talents.
Our theme at VMS is “No Excuses.” In holding students accountable, we believe that there are truly no excuses for student success. We encourage every student and staff member to wear their favorite college shirt each and every Wednesday throughout the year. Each classroom will “adopt a college” in keeping with this theme. As you walk through our halls and enter our building, you will notice our college theme throughout our campus. Our school is a member of the official “No Excuses University” network of schools. We believe that all students should be prepared for college (No Excuses).
We hope that you will always feel welcome to be a part of your child’s education at VMS. We invite you to visit our campus at your convenience. I feel honored to have both the awesome opportunity and great responsibility to work with outstanding students and teachers as Principal at VMS.
The school calendar, student handbook, and student code of conduct can be found at www.vanisd.org. We are excited to have your child at Van Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year. If I can ever be of help to you or your child, please do not hesitate to contact me.
AA – Tyler Junior College
MPPA – Baylor University
Ed.D. – Lamar University
Principal Leadership Institute - Harvard Graduate School of Education