Meet our Principal

A Letter from Our Principal


Welcome to Webb City Middle School!  Our faculty and staff are excited about the opportunity to serve you and your child.  The transition to middle school marks a turning point in your child’s education.  We understand that this change brings about a new set of experiences and opportunities for your child.  We want to assure you that our faculty and staff are ready to assist you in any way necessary in order to help your child achieve success both academically and socially during their two years at Webb City Middle School.


Our middle school is designed to help students make a smooth transition from elementary school.  We pride ourselves on maintaining an elementary feel in our school, and in many ways, the middle school is much like the elementary school your child attended.  Students spend the majority of their day with the same group of students.  Furthermore, our pod system, which consists of teams of teachers, creates a series of small communities throughout our school.  These communities provide teachers with opportunities to best meet the needs of your child and help students feel at ease in a larger school setting.


Just like your child’s elementary school, we value your involvement as parents.  You play a pivotal role in your child’s success and we encourage you to continue to be an active participant in your child’s education.  The middle school provides several opportunities for parents to become involved through organizations such as PTO and Cardinal MUSCLE.  We also value your communication with our school and believe that this is an important part of ensuring your child’s success during their time at the middle school.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me should you have concerns or if you wish to learn more about how to become involved at Webb City Middle School.


I am truly excited to serve as your child’s principal.  It is both an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to work with outstanding young people and their families.  Together, we can prepare today’s youth to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.


About Our Principal


This school year marks Dr. Zornes’ fourteenth year in education, all at Webb City Middle School.  She began her career as a sixth grade math teacher.  After completing three years of teaching, she became assistant principal, a position she held for four years before being promoted to principal.  Dr. Zornes has served as principal for the last seven years.

Dr. Zornes received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University in 2004 and was named the Honor’s Program and University Outstanding Graduate.  She received her Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Pittsburg State University in 2007 and her Executive Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University in 2013.  


Dr. Zornes and her husband, Stephen, have a two year old son, Wesley. Stephen is an Assistant Vice-President at Mid-Missouri Bank and is actively involved in the Webb City community.  In her spare time, Dr. Zornes enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, reading, and playing golf.