The CHMS Administration Team
Principal: Mrs. Cynthia Cruce
Mrs. Cruce has been an educator for 29 years. Her education careeer includes serving as assistant principal at CHMS from 2006 - 2012 and as assistant principal at OMMS from 2012 - 2021. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Alabama. She completed her administrative certification and her education specialist degree from the University of Montevallo.
Assistant Principal: Dr. Ken Thornbrough
Mr. Thornbrough has been an educator with Shelby County Schools over sixteen years. He served as a science teacher at Chelsea Middle for fourteen years before becoming the Administrative Assistant at Chelsea High School in 2018. Mr Thornbrough has served as a baseball coach at both the middle and high school levels. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geographical Information Systems from Samford University, a Master of Education in Secondary Science Education and an Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership, both from the University of Montevallo. Mr Thornbrough is currently pursuing a doctorate in Education Leadership from Samford University. Since 2009, he has been an adjunct professor at the University of Montevallo teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. He is married to Christie and has two children, Harper and Caroline.
Assistant Principal:Christopher Self
Christopher Self previously served at CMS as an administrative assistant. Self has over eight years of experience in public education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in Collaborative Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Montevallo.
Contacting the Administration
The Chelsea Middle School adminstrative team is available to meet with
parents to answer questions and to address concerns. If you would like to
schedule a conference or if you would like to speak one of the
administrators by phone, please call the school office at
682-7210. Please provide a telephone number at which you can
be reached if circumstances prevent an immediate response to
your call. The administrative team will try to respond to
questions on the same school day and certainly within 24 hours.
Mrs. Cruce - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Thornbrough - email@example.com
Mr. Self - firstname.lastname@example.org