Phone: (573) 214-3210 Ext. 47400
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.E. Social Studies and Speech/Drama Education M.Ed. Principal Administration EdS. Superintendent Administration EdD. Educational Leadership
Dr. Greg Caine, Sr.-Principal
It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the 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 a teacher, coach, athletic director, and school administrator. Through these many wonderful experiences, I have developed a philosophy of education based on positive student relationships, community connections, and high expectations. At JMS we strive to utilize these ideals 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 complications from cerebral palsy and pneumonia. Kodi had many challenges in her life. She faced them all with a smile on her face and a sweetness that I dearly miss. As such, it has always been a priority to me to meet the needs of every student regardless of what challenges they may face. This is their school experience and we strive to make it an outstanding one. Further, as a parent, I appreciate and understand the many challenges, passion, and desire you have for your child's success. I hope to connect with all parents throughout the school year to best assist you and your child in having an outstanding school year.
We love being a part of the JMS family!
Dr. Greg Caine, Sr.