Principal's Message

Principal's Message

CFMS Principal Laila Discenza Greetings and welcome to the Chagrin Falls Middle School webpage. This site is designed to bridge the connection between home and school; to provide you with information pertaining to all of our excellent programs and to recognize all of the wonderful things that are happening here.

As principal I am committed to building a community of learners where students are provided engaging, meaningful instruction with high academic and civic expectations while teachers are provided relevant, meaningful professional development to promote growth that will impact the classroom.
CFMS is rich with opportunities like the “What I Need” period, leveled courses, clubs, athletics, arts, philanthropy and our new Innovation Lab, which will act as a center to explore, collaborate and create in the areas of STEM and literature. Our teachers practice teaming; being reflective practitioners, placing emphasis on collaboration, focusing on student learning and exploring necessary interventions and instructional strategies. We are also the recipients of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, 2010, and the School’s to Watch Award, 2016. These awards were earned due to high academic achievement, high-quality instruction, a sustainable and focused district vision and community partnerships, all which strengthen our students’ educational experience.

Our students will learn. Our students will be challenged. Our students will be cared for. Our students will be empowered to maximize their potential.
Our students will succeed.

Please contact me any time, as my door is always open.

Proud to be a Tiger,
Mrs. Laila Discenza
Principal, Chagrin Falls Middle School
440/247-5500 EXT 4301

Laila Discenza is in her third year as Principal of Chagrin Falls Middle School. Prior, she was an Assistant Principal at Mayfield High School for four years; two in Student Affairs, 11-12 and two in Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development. She began her educational career as a middle school science teacher, coach and building leader in Brunswick City schools and gained a decade’s worth of classroom, teaming and committee experience. 

Laila earned a Master of Arts in Education and Administration Licensure from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Bachelor of Education, Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Toledo.
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