• A Message from Mrs. Waits 

    I am very excited to serve as principal for the Spring Station Middle School community for the 2022-2023 school year.  This will be my 31st year as an educator, with 19 years experience as a classroom teacher in 4th-6th grade, and 12 years as a school administrator.  I previously served in WCS as principal at Nolensville Elementary and Thompson’s Station Middle and feel so fortunate to have been selected to lead at SSMS. 

    Our staff consists of an amazing group of educators and student support staff that work together each day to ensure the safety and academic success of our students. Each day, we will seek to inspire our students to reach their greatest potential. 

    Here at SSMS, we not only focus on academics but also on character development as we desire to challenge our students to:

    S – Show respect to myself and others every day.

    A – Act responsibly; it is the right thing to do.

    T – Take pride in the work you produce and how you present yourself.

    S -  Safe environment for all!

    SSMS has a long, outstanding history of excellence in education.  Our teachers and staff pride themselves on providing a student-centered learning environment which includes a rigorous curriculum and prepares our students for the next level of learning. 

    I am honored to serve as principal of Spring Station Middle School, where we strive to partner with our parents and families to achieve overall student, school, and community success.  If I can be of assistance or answer any questions, please feel free to contact me through the school office at 615-472-5080.   


    Paula Waits, Ed.S.

    Spring Station Middle School, Principal


SSMS Principal Paula Waits wearing a navy shirt