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 Mr. Todd Williamson

Mrs. Tori Ruis 

Todd Williamson
Assistant Principal
Oakland Middle School
 Mr. Williamson attended Indiana University majoring in Secondary Education with a focus in Earth Space Science and a Masters in Education from MTSU. He moved to Murfreesboro in 1998 and was hired as a science teacher at Oakland High School.  Mr. Williamson also coached Baseball and Football and was a member of the coaching staffs that won state championships in both sports.  Mr. Williamson was the IB Coordinator for 3 years before he was hired as the Assistant Principal at Oakland Middle School when the school opened.

He is married to Jodi and they have 4 children, Megan, Lauren, Connor and Jordon.  He enjoys spending time with his family participating and watching sports and is an avid golfer.

Tori Ruis
Oakland Middle School

Tori Ruis is the principal of Oakland Middle School located in Murfreesboro, TN. Oakland Middle School is a 6-8 grade middle school with approximately 1100 students.  Tori has served as the principal of OMS for one year, and served as an assistant principal in a large comprehensive high school for six years prior to becoming a principal. She is also a former U.S. History teacher. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree from Tennessee Technological University and an Educational Specialist degree from University of the Cumberlands. 

During Tori’s time in administration she has spent an enormous amount of time focused on building a school wide literacy initiative that provides students with the ability to learn how to effectively read and write in order to prepare all students for college and career readiness. 

Tori is a strong academic leader who believes in Professional Learning Communities concept of building strong collaborative teams. In 2013 – 2014 Tori was named as the NASSP Assistant Principal of the year for the State of Tennessee and was honored at the national convention in Washington DC during the spring of 2014.  

















Takisha Ferguson
Interim Assistant Principal
Oakland Middle School
Takisha Ferguson has been an educator for 8 years in secondary schools at both the middle school and high school levels.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Middle Tennessee State University.  Takisha taught French and English at the secondary education level and served as a Curriculum Coach before becoming the Response to Instruction and Intervention Coach of Oakland Middle School located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Takisha was honored as LaVergne High School's Teacher of the Year.  As an academic school leader, Takisha believes that to truly prepare students to be college and career ready in the 21st century, educators must understand how paramount literacy is in all content areas and create a school-wide plan with a focus on improving those necessary reading and writing skills.