Welcome to the East McDowell Middle School community! My name is Desarae Kirkpatrick, and I welcome you to our school. Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to continuous academic improvement for the benefit of our students and our community. Our mission is to continue to build upon students' prior learning and equip them with new tools so they can graduate into a changing world. We support a creative environment where students and staff explore our academic, social, and physical development. I challenge you to join us as we carry out the EMMS mission. Go EMMS Trojans!