Garner High principal finalist for state honor

Posted February 1, 2012

— The principal at Garner Magnet High School is one of eight finalists for the 2012 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year, officials said Wednesday.

Drew Cook and the other finalists will be reviewed by a state committee, including visits to their schools, and the award winner will be announced on April 5.

The other finalists are Clay Wagner of Riverside High School in Martin County, Kelly Withers of Jesse Carson High School in Rowan County, Glenn Reed of Blue Creek Elementary School in Onslow County, Hilda Batts of A.T. Allen Elementary School in Cabarrus County, Sara Bigley of Pinehurst Elementary School in Moore County, Patrice Faison of Oak Hill Elementary School in Guilford County and Brad Teague of East Rutherford Middle School in Rutherford County.

The winner will receive $3,000 for personal use or professional development and another $3,000 for his or her school to purchase materials or other equipment. The winner also will serve a one-year term as adviser to the State Board of Education. The eight regional winners each receive $1,000 for personal use and $1,000 for their schools.


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  • LuvLivingInCary Feb 8, 2012

    oh please. just go to wake counties website for this school where he's principla and look at the AYP and ABC scores. embarrassing for a school never the less...

  • gt_football Feb 7, 2012

    Scotty must bank with them solarflare40

    Give me a break! I can assure you that Drew Cook can stand on his resume as a leader! Congratulations to Mr. Cook. G-town is PROUD of you!


  • 3forme Feb 2, 2012

    Way to go Principal Cook..Garner is very proud of you...

  • jen954 Feb 2, 2012

    Sorry, solarflare.... Drew Cook stands on his own. Scotty has nothing to do with it. Cook is a great principal.

  • solarflare40 Feb 1, 2012

    Scotty must bank with them