8401 South Mackinaw Trail
Cadillac, Michigan 49601


Matthew Brown

Principal, Matthew Brown

Phone: 231.876.5600


Welcome to Mackinaw Trail Middle School

"Education has the power to change the world," as famously stated by Nelson Mandela. I've been fortunate to have served students at Cadillac Area Public Schools for the past 25 years and I am honored to currently be serving as the principal at Mackinaw Trai Middle School. My wife and I are grateful to CAPS for providing a dynamic educational experience for our three children.

My journey in education has included various roles such as teacher, elementary principal, and coach. My passion for education runs deep, as I am constantly seeking ways to engage, support, and inspire our students and staff. Witnessing the academic, social, and emotional growth of our middle school students is truly amazing. It brings me immense joy to work alongside such a remarkable group of young individuals, their families, and our dedicated staff.

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to join forces to create a fantastic year ahead at Mackinaw Trail Middle School.

Michael Outman

Principal, Michael Outman

Phone: 231.876.5600


Welcome to Mackinaw Trail Middle School. It is an honor to serve as principal.   Cadillac Area Public Schools has a proud tradition of excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. The key to this success is the strong partnership between the school, our parents, and our community.  We provide enriched learning experiences in the classroom and continued learning opportunities beyond the school walls. The faculty and staff believe that when students are engaged, challenged, and supported, all students will be successful.  At MTMS, we are committed to maximizing the potential of each student. I thank each student for their efforts and challenge them to reach higher. CAPS is preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century and I welcome you to be a part of our legacy.   Our success depends not only on our students and staff, but also on our parental involvement.  Our goal is to always provide the best environment and educational experience for every one of our students. Your partnership with us is critical in our school improvement process. We appreciate the opportunity to educate your child and look forward to working with you.