Pierce Administrators

 Sara Dirkse - Principal

Phone: 313.432.4704

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Sara Dirkse - Principal

Sara Dirkse has been a member of the Grosse Pointe Community for the last five years.  She is excited to take on my role of principal at Pierce. She and her family were drawn to the area because of its great sense of community and strong commitment to its public schools.  

Before being named Pierce Principal, she spent three years as the principal at Woodworth Middle School in Dearborn.  Before that she spent five years as a high school assistant principal in Dearborn Public Schools and Gull Lake Community Schools. She started her career in education in Rockford Public Schools as a high school teacher and swim coach.  Sara completed undergraduate course work at Oakland University and her masters degree at Michigan State University.

Sara has always been interested in middle school, and has loved my middle school experiences thus far.  She believes middle school educators have a unique opportunity to set our students on a path of success both socially and academically before they step into high school.

 

 Judy Gaffrey - Assistant Principal

Phone: 313.432.4711

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Judy Gaffrey - Assistant Principal

Judy Gaffrey began her teaching career as a social studies teacher at Waverly High School in Lansing. After two successful years at Waverly, she returned home to the Metro Detroit area and continued her career as a social studies teacher at Allen Park. While in Allen Park, she also attended Wayne State University where she earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. In the fall of 2004, she joined the staff of Grosse Pointe Public schools as the Coordinator of the Community High School. In September 2006, she joined the staff of Pierce Middle School as Assistant Principal.