Grayson County Middle School (GCMS) Band Teacher and Director Gary Parker has been recognized as one of only four students in the Western Kentucky University (WKU) principal certification program to receive the 2016 Outstanding Education Administration Student Award.
The honor was given during the WKU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences annual awards ceremony. There are currently over 70 active students in the program.
In making the announcement earlier to GCMS, program coordinator Dr. Gary Houchens said of Parker, “Gary has truly distinguished himself among his colleagues for his accomplishments and hard work to become a highly-effective school leader. We are proud of his efforts, and wanted to make sure his school community was also aware of his great work. “
“I feel blessed to work at such a great school where I feel supported by administrators and colleagues,” said Parker. “The confidence I’ve gained in leadership positions at GCMS has helped me greatly in my WKU classes.”