September 2021 Trailblazer Newsletter
Meet the CMS Administrators
Principal Mr. Brad Snow: I am excited to be principal this year at Collinsville Middle School for a variety of reasons. This is a crucial age where students are beginning to make decisions that will impact their adult lives. I can work with the families and the great staff that is already in place to continue meeting the needs of Unit 10 students. I feel honored, blessed, and Kahok Proud.
I have a BS in Elementary Education, an MS in Instructional Technology, ED.S. in Education Administration and a Superintendent Certificate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I joined Collinsville CUSD #10 as a 4th grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary for 3 years. I taught 6th grade at Dorris Intermediate School for 4 years, before becoming principal of Webster Elementary School for the past 6 years.
I live in Troy with my wife Marla, currently a reading specialist in the Triad school district. Our daughter Lainey has a degree in Accounting from SWIC and is currently attending SIUE majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Our son Hunter, just graduated from Triad High School and is attending SWIC majoring in Criminal Justice.
I have been a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, coached many youth sports teams, and am an active member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. My hobbies include woodworking and anything outdoors.
Assistant Principal Mrs. Madonna Harris: I am proud to be a Kahok. Having worked 15 years as a teacher and 12 as an administrator I landed in the best school around. Collinsville Middle School has a plethora of programs and activities to offer students and the staff is caring and dedicated.
I grew up in O’Fallon and have always wanted to be a teacher. I had some fantastic teachers and coaches that pushed and encouraged me to be a leader. I received my BS from McKendree and a few awesome professors there were great role models. Later, I received my MS and eventually my ES from SIUE. Coaching and teaching was my passion for many years. My coaching days are over but I still love working with kids and teachers.
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Mr. Kevin Moore: Mr. Kevin Moore is currently in his second year as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director with the Collinsville School District at Collinsville Middle School. He is in his twenty-seventh year in education. Mr. Moore earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and earned both his Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Specialist degree from Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Moore has been married 22 years and enjoys golfing, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Please be aware regularly scheduled safety drills are held at each campus. These include crisis lock-downs, tornado/weather drills, as well as fire drills, in order to maintain your child/students safety.
Collinsville Middle School currently boasts a large security camera system including infrared, PTZ, and stationary cameras. This system will provides an “additional tool” in maintaining a safer school environment to CMS students.