• CMS-West Administration Team

  • Dr. Emily Froese



    Emily Froese started teaching and coaching in 2002 in South Texas. As a proud alumnus of the University of Texas Pan American, where she played Division I Basketball, she was eager to get into the classroom and work with students from the Rio Grande Valley. Emily taught Resource Math and Reading and coaching Volleyball, Basketball and Track. When she relocated to North Texas she embarked on teaching and coaching at the high school level. While serving in the high school setting Emily taught junior/senior English and coached JV Softball and Varsity Cheerleading. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, she had the opportunity to join the staff at Austin Middle School and served as an Assistant Principal for 4 years. While serving as an assistant principal, Emily received certification as a virtual instructor, curated courses and served as an on-line administrator for students across the state. 

    In 2013, Emily joined the Coppell ISD family as principal of Coppell Middle School West. “I am honored to serve as campus principal, in place where the students, staff and community are so loving and appreciative of public education.” Two achievements she is excited to share with her Westie family is the opening of the new building housing Coppell Middle School West, and the completion of her doctorate of education. Dr. Froese completed her degree in Transformational Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University, in August of 2018. As a lifelong learner she is encouraged and excited to continue as principal of the BEST middle school in Texas!

    Dr. Froese lives nearby with her husband Jerram and three children, Diego, Izabella and Asa. She enjoys spending time with her family at home, watching movies, completing homework, cooking and being outside.  Her older children are in high school and her younger son is a proud Richard J. Lee Spur (and future Westie).

  • Sarah Thornton
    Assistant Principal


    Students: A-K


    Sarah Thornton is in her fourth year as an Assistant Principal at Coppell Middle School West. Ms. Thornton is in her tenth year of education with middle school experience as both an English and Social Studies educator and administrator. She is passionate about building relationships with learners and their families and making their time at CMS West something they will remember for a lifetime. Ms. Thornton received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University-San Marcos and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Texas Arlington. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Dallas Baptist University. In her free time, Ms. Thornton loves to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family.

  • Bruce Hermans
    Assistant Principal


    Students: L-Z


    Bruce Hermans is in his fifth year of service as one of CMS West's Assistant Principals. He has been part of the CISD family for the last nine years while serving in various capacities at the High School including as a Director in the Theatre Program. Prior to moving to Coppell he was the district’s lead Theatre teacher in Irving ISD where he served for four years. Mr. Hermans holds his M.Ed. degree from Lamar University in Texas and has also earned an MFA from the University of Kansas City Missouri while studying under a Hallmark Foundation Grant. Mr. Hermans has appeared in many commercials, film endeavors, and professional Theatre productions. Blessed with his wife, Chris, who is also an educator, and two wonderful children his life is filled with joy and reward. During his spare time Mr. Hermans enjoys serving as part of his church, cheering for his beloved Green Bay Packers, playing golf when time permits, and watching his kids play baseball and softball.