Larry Walker - Principal

Hello, I appreciate the trust you have shown in allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational experience in Gilmer County. I am a native of Gilmer County and believe that small town folks can do big time things. My 
commitment is to broaden the possibilities for your child and to help them be the best that they can be! I have two girls, Mary Elizabeth and Hannah, who are both enrolled in Gilmer County Schools. I would encourage each of you to be as active as you can in your child’s education. Tomorrow’s leaders are built today in our schools!! The faculty and staff of Gilmer Middle School are all dedicated to producing life-long learners. I am looking forward to continuing to work towards helping the children of Gilmer County achieve their goals dreams. Thanks!!

                              Mr. Larry Walker - Principal

April Smith - Assistant Principal

Hi!  My name is April Smith, and I am an Assistant Principal at Gilmer Middle School.
I am proud to be a product of Gilmer County Schools!  I graduated from Gilmer High School in 1986. I earned my B.S. and Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College and State University.  My Ed.S is also in Early Childhood Education from West Georgia College.  My School Leadership Degree is from North Georgia College and State University.   This is my 26th year in the Gilmer County School System. 
The majority of my teaching and learning career was in first grade, at Ellijay Primary and Mountain View Elementary Schools.  I taught 1st grade for 10 years.  I also taught a Kindergarten-1st grade loop for 4 years.  My last year teaching was in 3rd grade at Mountain View Elementary School.  I became the Assistant Principal of Ellijay Elementary School in 2005.  The 2012-13 School year will be my 3rd year at Gilmer Middle School!  All of the schools I have been blessed to work at have been fabulous schools, full of wonderful students and staff!  I know that Gilmer County is a wonderful place to live and work!
I have been married to Jim Smith for 25 years.  We have two children, Jenna and Harrison.  My daughter Jenna graduated from Gilmer High School in May 2012.  My son Harrison is a junior at Gilmer High School.  

Gilmer Middle School consists of grades 5 and 6 only!  What a great set up with students being our focus!  Students here get the best of both worlds.  Students still get the upper elementary focus with hands on learning and yet also the best taste of the experiences that Clear Creek Middle School will offer as they grow into a mature teen!  I know as a parent, and an administrator, these students are getting just a little bit longer before they have to grow up so quickly!  That in itself is a bit of a relief! 
If you would like to contact me or your child's teacher to set up a conference, please feel free to call GMS at 276-5030.   We would like to hear from you!  Please keep in mind that GMS protects your child's instructional time by ensuring that the instructional day is uninterrupted with phone calls, announcements, and other non-emergency situations.   The best time to schedule a conference or a phone call with your child's teacher is during the grade level planning time.  This varies by team, but you can call the front office to inquire. Please leave a message with the front office staff to have the teacher return your call.  We look forward to serving you and your children!

Gina Eaton Nichols - Guidance

My name is Gina Eaton Nichols, and I am the school counselor for Gilmer Middle School.
I graduated from Gilmer High School in 1986. I have a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from North Georgia College and State University with a concentration in Math and Language Arts.  I have masters degrees in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College and in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. I also have an Ed.S degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Piedmont College. This is my 20th year at Gilmer Middle School.  I was a 6th & 7th grade math teacher for nine years and am now in my 11th year as school counselor.
I am married to Mike Nichols, and we have a 7 year-old Yorkie-Poo named Bella who keeps us very busy and entertained! 

If you would like to contact your child's teacher to set up a conference, please call GMS at 276-5030.  Leave a message with the front office staff to have the teacher return your call.  Or you may contact the teacher directly by email which can be found under Faculty at the top of this page.