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1400 S Aquarius Ave
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 822-5678
    Principal's Message

    Dear DMS Families,

    It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself to you as the proud new principal of Deland Middle School.  As an educator, it is an honor to be part of a school community that is so committed to the students and families that we so proudly serve.  

    I have had the pleasure of working within Volusia County Schools for the past sixteen years.  I began my teaching career as a paraprofessional at Heritage Middle School and shortly after became a social studies teacher at Deltona Middle School. I taught social studies for eight years before transitioning to the position of an academic coach.  My tenure at Deltona Middle School ended after ten years when I joined Alternative Education as a Placement Specialist.  After a year with Alternative Education, I was appointed to River Springs Middle School as an assistant principal for five years until being appointed principal of Deland Middle School.   

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have met with numerous teachers, parents, and stakeholders at DMS.  The conversations I have had covered a plethora of topics, all of which highlighted the strong sense of family and the pride each has for this exceptional school and community.  The overwhelming warmth I feel when walking onto the campus is very special and is directly correlated to the genuine hearts of those so deeply imbedded, both past and present, in the traditions of this great school.

    Deland Middle School is an AMAZING place and I will give my all each day to ensure that reputation and traditions are upheld as the students continue to get the very best education that each deserves.
    Respectfully yours,
    Monty Boles