SMS Principal Selected
SMS Principal Selected
Posted on 01/14/2019
New SMS principal Chris Gerbers, his wife Jackie and their two kids Ashlynn and Brennen.

We are pleased to announce that Chris Gerbers has been selected to serve as Principal of Sturgis Middle School (SMS). Mr. Gerbers has spent the past 16 years as an administrator, teacher, and coach in the State of Indiana. He has been a school administrator for the past 11 years and comes to us from Hamilton, Indiana where he served as their junior and senior high principal for the past three school years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Indiana University Fort Wayne.


He was officially approved by the Board of Education during their meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019. Superintendent Art Ebert shared with the Board that over 40 individuals applied for the position, and that the selection process included an application screen, phone interview, first round interview, a job related performance task, reference checks, and a second round interview.


Mr. Gerbers has a proven track record of building relationships and successful teams that lead to social, academic and emotional growth. Additionally, his teams have fostered learning environments which support student engagement and problem solving skills. Chris plans on being an energetic leader and active member of the community. He will officially begin his duties as SMS Principal on Monday, January 21, 2019.

SMS Principal Press Release (PDF)