Nicole Pike- Principal

Nicole Pike

As we prepare to embark upon a new school year at CCMS, it's hard for me to contain my excitement! For the past six years, I have been able to witness first hand all of the wonderful educational experiences and opportunities that take place daily at Clear Creek Middle School.


The teachers work diligently and are truly dedicated to making sure all students learn. This is evident with the academic success of our students and the level of engagement that is visible in every classroom. And the best part is, we will continue to grow and improve even more this upcoming year.

The wise, old saying "it takes a village to raise a child" rings true in the world of education. I firmly believe when all stakeholders (parents, teachers, students, community members) unite and collaboratively work together, our students are able to blossom and reach their fullest potential. 

As we journey together throughout the year, there are four things that you should know about our school:

  1. Your child's safety, education and emotional well-being are our top priorities and will be at the forefront of every decision we make at Clear Creek Middle School.
  2. We have high expectations for students in both academics and in extracurricular activities. Schools should be a place for students to develop a sense of self, to experience pride in their work and to foster a love for learning and life.
  3. Our faculty will model life-long learning through continuous improvement in content knowledge, teaching strategies and classroom management.
  4. For us to offer the best environment for your child to flourish, we must have your help and support. Please take an active interest in your child's education by finding connections between the curriculum and your family life. Watching television, going shopping, attending church, playing games, and other activities can provide rich opportunities to review and enrich the material your student is learning in school. Remember, parents are the best teachers that a child will ever have.
As your Principal, I want you to know that you are welcome at CCMS, and we value your input and feedback. Together we are ensuring the success of our students.  With so many wonderful things happening at CCMS, it is beyond a doubt the best place to be! 


Sarah West

Sarah West - Assistant Principal

Hello students, parents, and community stakeholders of Clear Creek Middle School. As a proud native of Gilmer County, it is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as assistant principal in the community where I grew up and attended school. I am excited and looking forward to this new adventure at CCMS!

After graduating from Gilmer High School, I received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of Georgia. I later attained my Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

My entire educational career has been spent in Gilmer County. I taught at Gilmer Middle School with a primary focus in Mathematics, and spent a short time at Mountain View Elementary School as the Academic Coach.

I am married to Brady West, and we have two children, Halle Mae and Ty. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, time spent on the golf course, and watching or attending athletic events.

I look forward to working together as a team with parents, students, and the community to give CCMS students the best educational experience possible while continuing to build upon the great tradition of excellence already established at Clear Creek Middle School.

Thomas Griffith - Assistant Principal

Hello students, parents, and the entire Bobcat community.  I cannot express how excited I am to begin the next chapter of my life not only as an Assistant Principal at Clear Creek Middle but as a proud resident of Gilmer County. 

As a graduate of Cartersville High School as well as Furman University, I have bled purple my entire life.  I received a B.A. in Business Administration from Furman and went on to work in the private sector several years before being called into education 16 years ago.  Once beginning my career in education, I completed my certification in Special Education through the University of Georgia.  Afterwards, I furthered my education by receiving a Masters degree in Special Education from Walden University as well as an Educational Specialist degree from Piedmont College. 

Somewhere in the Mission, Vision, or Goal of every school, you will find the mantra of “inspiring students to become lifelong learners.”  In my opinion, as educators, helping to create lifelong learners is by far, our primary purpose.  Students will not and can not learn everything in school that they will need to be successful throughout their lives; however, if they leave equipped with the passion and ability to continue to learn, any life goal is within their reach.  

I am married to Mistil Pritchett Griffith, a native of Gilmer County.  Our family includes Adam, Raigh and Titus.  Outside of school, if I am not spending time with our family, you can find me either running or mountain biking on some of the beautiful trails and roads around Gilmer County and beyond.  

I plan to finish my career with Gilmer County and look forward to many years getting to know all of the students, parents, and other stakeholders that make this school, system, and community such a special place to belong.  Go Bobcats!!