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Welcome to Centennial Middle School

Thank you for visiting our web page. The Centennial staff extends a
friendly welcome.

Centennial Middle School, home of the wolves, has developed a rich
tradition of academic excellence based on student-centered goals.
Our professional learning community strives to maintain high expectations
for all staff members and students. We believe that a clear focus on the individual academic needs of our students provides a path toward success for each student on our campus. While we are committed to making each student’s time at Centennial fun and enjoyable, we also take seriously the responsibility granted us to ensure that every student learns successfully.

We believe that every student can learn and learning is fun, so we maintain a progressive middle school philosophy that is student-oriented. It is the staff’s desire to instill within each student a love of learning in order to influence a community of lifelong learners.

Parent Involvement
We know that parent involvement is a key to the success of middle school education, and we welcome your assistance, questions, and comments. Please feel free to call the office at (928) 373-3300. We invite you to visit our campus. Please call and let us know you are coming so that we may be prepared to greet and assist you as we work together to offer the best education possible to our students.

Thank you again for visiting our web page.

Helen Coffeen
Principal
 

Front Office

Mrs. Vazquez
Mrs. Vazquez is the administrative secretary for CtMS. 
 
Mrs. Gillespie
Mrs. Gillespie was as born and raised in Yuma. 
Attended Crane School District schools.
Graduated from Cibola High School.
Graduated from Northern Arizona University.
She is currently the academic coach for Centennial Middle School. She is an animal lover and former Teacher of the Year in Crane School District.
 
Mrs. Magana
Mrs. Magan is the counselor for Centennial Middle School.
 
Mrs. Winkelman
Mrs. Winkelman is the CtMS school registrar. 
 
Mrs. McNeil 
Mrs. McNeil is the secretary for CtMS  

Leadership

 
Helen Coffeen,
Principal
 
I just completed my 40th year in the Crane District. I was a teacher at Rancho Viejo for 12 years in 5th, 6th and 3rd grade. I met my husband who was a PE teacher there and all three of my boys attended Rancho Viejo. Then I was an assistant principal for a total of 12 years at Crane Middle, Pueblo and Rancho Viejo. I have been a principal for 16 years 9 at Rancho Viejo and for the last 7 years at Centennial Middle School. I love being a principal and seeing all of my past students grow up and bring their children to my school!
 
 
 

Sonya Green, 
Assistant Principal

As your Assistant Principal, I want to thank you for the opportunity to work with our dedicated staff, our parents, and our students here at Centennial. There will always be challenges ahead of us, but it is essential to recognize that those challenges are there to give us a chance to build character, to learn, and to grow. 

Ever since I was in 5th grade I knew I wanted to be in education. Born and raised here in Yuma, I have been an educator for over 25 years. I am a member of the Arizona Educational Foundation’s Principal Leadership Academy, and formerly a Writing Coordinator. I also served as an Instructional Coach and a Lead Teacher. My teaching experience ranges from elementary level to middle school, and I was a Yuma County Finalist for Teacher of the Year.  

I look forward to working with you as we bridge the gap between home and school. Together, we can ensure that every student has opportunities to excel, while at the same time, helping them build positive relationships that will last a lifetime. With a positive attitude, a growth mindset, and a good character, I believe anyone can achieve great things.