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Former principal says goodbye to Cuero school

June 7, 2013 at 1:07 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Thank you, Cuero Junior High, students, parents and community!

Most of you who know me know I will not be returning as principal of Cuero Junior High next year. It's been a pleasure and an honor to work with the junior high staff. The campus had already been operating as a "well-oiled machine" when I was blessed to step into the role of principal and carry on the responsibilities that accompany that position for the past three years. I have worked with many wonderful people in the past, and those from the junior high are on that list. From the office staff to the teachers, everyone does an outstanding job. It has been humbling to watch them work. On any given day, you can clearly see how much they lend to assisting our students in achieving their very best. Words cannot express how much I have enjoyed working beside these people as they teach and develop the young minds that are at the Junior High Campus.

Because the district and the community as a whole mean so much to me, I wanted to share with you what I had written in my letter of resignation. But I also wanted to make it clear I am not and never communicated to anyone that I was retiring. While I still have a passion for students and feel I have a lot to offer the working environment, sometimes, you just know when it is time to look toward other options. This decision did not come without months of thought and prayer, but in the end, it was a decision that needed to be made.

We love Cuero and will always continue to support and pray for the district. We will continue to wear our Cuero "C," standing straight and tall, as it was originally designed to symbolize what this community and school district are about: consistency, commitment and courage. Besides, we all know "once a Gobbler, ALWAYS a gobbler!"

Donnie Garrison, Cuero

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