A note from the principal...


     Welcome to the 2023-24 school year!

     Nace Office

    Greetings from the middle school!  For those of you who may not know me, I am the Big Spring Middle School principal, Mrs. Clarissa Nace. Prior to coming to middle school, I was Newville Elementary Principal for 3 years.  I am entering my 6th year as the middle school principal.

     As we gearup for the 2023-24 school year, I feel confident that our teachers will be able to deliver on a content-rich curriculum, while embracing the social/emotional needs of our students.  I look forward to welcoming back all of our students into our building on August 22nd, where their health and safety will remain our #1 priority.  We have spent countless hours creating a schedule that embraces the needs of all of our students while always striving to make their middle level experience both engaging and academically challenging.

    Mission Statement

    2023-24 Big Spring Middle School Building Goals/Focus Areas:

    • Profile of a Graduate (6C) Experiences
      • (Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Continuous Learning, Citizenship)

    • Engagement with our Students, Staff, and Families
    • Well Being of our Students and Staff

    On a more personal note, I am a principal who loves to frequent events to cheer-on and support all of our students in their extracurricular activities, just as I cheer-on and support my son, Jacob...who is going-on his 3rd year of college to be an RN.  How time flies!  Another important family member to us is our service/therapy dog, Lincoln.  Lincoln is owned by the district, but he goes home with me each evening, as I am his primary handler.  Lincoln is blessed to have 7 additional handlers at BSMS:  Ms. Sprecher, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Shutt, Mrs. Piper, Mrs. Beamer, Mrs. McIntire, and Ms. Hangen!  I reside in Shermans Dale, PA with my husband (Kurt) and son (Jacob)...and Lincoln!  As a family, we love to travel and spend time with family and friends.  This past December we traveled to Iceland...what an amazing experience!  I was able to return and share my experiences and pictures with an elementary classroom at Mount Rock, where they had just learned about Iceland.  Talk about authentic learning experiences!  




    At any time throughout this school year, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We, as a middle school team of teachers and staff, are here to support you and your child in making the  middle level experience a positive one...one they will cherish and never forget!

    Yours in education,

    Mrs. Clarissa Nace


    (717) 776-2471