|Published: 9:50 AM, 06/03/2013
||Last updated: 9:51 AM, 06/03/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A familiar face is now the top Chief at
Sequoyah High School.
Gary Cole, a veteran teacher and leader
at the school, will step into outgoing Maurice Moser's role in the
upcoming school year.
"I've been at Sequoyah so long that
everyone knows me," said Cole. "I'm thankful that the students,
teachers and community have shown a great deal of support to me.
Central Office has also been really supportive. I've heard a lot of
kind and encouraging words. I hope that I can live up to everyone's
When he offered Cole the position on
Wednesday, Monroe County Director of Schools Mike Lowry knew he had
the right man for the job.
"Mr. Cole has a strong work ethic and
the leadership abilities to move Sequoyah High School forward," said Lowry.
Cole will assume responsibilities as
principal on July 1 and is looking forward to the new challenge.
"With nervous excitement," laughed
Cole. "Every year we have to increase our performance and it gets
more and more difficult as we go along. But, our faculty are excited
and our students are every bit as capable as every student in the
United States and all around the world to achieve. We're going to do
our best to meet state requirements and exceed everyone's
Cole has been at Sequoyah High School
for 12 years, serving as a history teacher for 10 years and then as
the Freshman Academy Principal for the last two years.
See full story in the Sunday, June 2, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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