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Congratulations, Mrs. Fernandez!

CFMS is proud to be the home of the Pinellas County Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Catherine Coker Fernandez.

A Note from Mrs. Burris

Dear Clearwater Fundamental Community,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of Clearwater Fundamental Middle School.

I began my teaching career in 1997 as an ESE teacher at John Hopkins Middle School. In 2003, I was provided the opportunity to transfer to Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School. While at Thurgood Marshall, I served on the Intervention and Appeals Committee as a teacher, became the Gifted Magnet Coordinator opening the Center for Gifted Studies and spent the last three years as the assistant principal. With 10 years of fundamental experience as a teacher, parent and administrator, it is my commitment to serve our community by continuing the fundamental tradition while maintaining high expectations for academic achievement.

As I begin my transition to Clearwater Fundamental, I invite you to please feel free to stop by the school or call to introduce yourself and discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas that you may have.

I look forward to working with you and anticipate a smooth transition in leadership and a successful 2013-2014 school year.


Linda Burris
Clearwater Fundamental Middle School