Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Greg Caine, Sr.-Principal

It is my honor and pleasure to serve as Principal of Jefferson Middle School: A STEAM Academy.  I take great pride in working with outstanding educators every day to make a difference in the lives of our students.  I grew up in the small town of Odessa, Missouri.  It is there that I learned the value of hard work, compassion for others, my faith, and the importance of family. Over my 25 years in education, I have served as teacher, coach, athletic director, and school administrator.  Through these many wonderful experiences, I have developed a philosophy of education based on positive student relationships and high expectations.  At JMS we strive to utilize both of those strategies to achieve our mission.

As a father, I know the value of quality learning experiences for all students. My wife Tabatha and I are blessed with four wonderful living children.  My daughters are Kelsey, Lauren, Jenna, and my son JR.  My daughter Kodi passed away in 2018 of cerebral palsy. Kodi had many challenges in her life.  She faced them all with a smile on her face and a sweetness that I dearly miss. Thus, it has always been a priority to me that we meet the needs of every student regardless of what challenges they may face.  I also appreciate and understand the many challenges and opportunities present with being a parent.  I hope to connect with all parents throughout the school year in helping to best assist you and your child in having great success.

We love being a part of the JMS family!

Dr. Greg Caine, Sr.