Mrs. Terri Daniels



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Mrs. Terri Daniels

Hello and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I am very proud and honored to be the principal of Folsom Middle School and am excited to be joining such a phenomenal team of students, staff, and families.  Folsom Middle School has an impressive reputation of academic excellence and family involvement. What a thrill to be a Jaguar!

 I have a long history in the educational field and a strong passion for working with students and families. I served as a teacher for 25 years at both the elementary and high school levels, and am now entering my 12th year as a school administrator.  Most of my administration experience has been working with middle school students. I always say my goal is simple. It is to help the students reach their goals. It is a joy to see middle school students transition from elementary school and prepare to move into high school.  These three years are very important in a student’s life.

At FMS we promote the 4 C's of 21st century education.  These are creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. I like to add to this list the 5th C: character building. I am aware of the concerns FMS parents expressed as to what was desired in a new administrative leader prior to the district’s interview process.  I hope you will find me to be approachable and I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns or questions.  By working together, and keeping the lines of communication open, we can provide your child with the best educational experience possible.

 On a more personal note, my husband and I have recently relocated to the area for our jobs and to be closer to family.  I am the proud mother of three grown children (two who are teachers) and the grandmother to three awesome grandsons.  My daughter, who lives in the area, recently gave birth to twin boys!

We would like to encourage parents to stay connected on all the up-to-date information happening at FMS. Please continue to check back on the website often and refer to the digital marquee outside of the school office.  A weekly blast covering important school news and announcements will be sent out via email along with occasional communications from the PTO.  You may also receive communications via text on your mobile phone.

It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date.  If you do not receive the weekly blast or would prefer to opt-out of email/text messages please contact our Parent Coordinator, Nam Mishra ( or our PTO President, Jennypher Doan (

 Again, please feel free to contact me at the school office with any questions or concerns you may have.  I look forward to serving the FMS community. Here is to a wonderful school year ahead.


Terri Daniels