Principal's Message


Pat Fackrell


My name is Pat Fackrell, I grew up right here in Evanston. I graduated from Evanston High School. I feel very fortunate growing up in Evanston. I was able to spend most of my days outdoors with family and friends. I competed in multiple sports in middle school and high school. School was very important to me and was key to my choosing education as a profession. I met my wife Bev here in Evanston and we have two children who attended UCSD#1 schools. 


After graduating from high school I attended Chadron State College in Chadron Nebraska.  I was a member of the football team and graduated in physical education and health. After graduation, I received an offer to become a graduate assistant position with the football team at CSC.  We moved to Spearfish South Dakota and taught/coached at Black Hills State University.  We moved back to Evanston in 2009 where I taught at Evanston High School in the physical education department.  In 2022 I became the Dean of Students at Evanston Middle School and Davis Middle School. 


I am very excited to have the opportunity to be the Principal here at Evanston Middle School.  EMS is a great place and we have wonderful teachers in our building.  We have a great group of professionals that keep our building looking great.   Most importantly we have awesome students.  Together we can meet the demands of 21st-century citizenship, career, and post-secondary education. EMS not only stands for Evanston Middle School, but it also stands for Effort Makes Success.