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Rea View Honors Donna Cook, UCPS Principal of the Year
This week, the students and staff presented a sculpture to Mrs. Cook in honor of such a prestigious achievement, Union County Public Schools Principal of the Year. The sculpture will remain in the courtyard, as a dedication to Mrs. Cook, for many students and their families to admire for years to come.
Students and staff tuned into Rea View television as Ms. Beauregard conducted a beautiful ceremony:
"We have come to honor Principal Cook as Principal of the Year and in doing so I have mimicked what the students tend to do when they honor someone: I've created an acrostic from the word PRINCIPAL.
Professionalism: Mrs. Cook is the embodiment of professionalism. She walks-the-walk.
Responsible: is how she feels for every student and every decision she makes. It is not uncommon for me to receive an email from her at 2/3/4 o'clock in the morning upon which she is mulling over a decision. She has commented to me that every decision is so important and affects every student in so many ways. It is important for her to make the right decision and she does not make decisions lightly.
Integrity: Her ethics and morals are above all others.
Names: She knows every name of every student in this school-all 812 of them. To take this even further, she knows the names of the students' siblings, parents, and even grandparents!
Composed: She is always calm, caring and consistent.
Ideal: When you think of what the ideal principal should be like, think of Donna Cook.
Poise: Her confidence and diplomacy make her a great leader.
Amazing: Her work ethic and dedication to her school is amazing!
Love: All you have to do is watch her talk with one of her students; the love in her face, her laugh, and body language says it all: she loves her students, she loves her job!
It is because of these things and a million others that we honor Donna Cook, UCPS Principal of the Year, with this sculpture. Thank you for being our Principal. We are so fortunate."
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Cook!
Written by: Diann Harvey
Posted: May 17, 2012 by Diann Harvey