Cook, Wade » Interim Assistant Principal

Interim Assistant Principal

I'm excited to serve West High School in this new role after being a secondary English teacher for 23 years. In addition to being an assistant principal, I will also continue coaching football this fall and track in the spring.
After starting my teaching career in 1997, I taught in three different school districts -  McGregor, Gatesville and Robinson - before coming to West in 2015. I'm hoping to draw from the many great experiences I've had as a classroom teacher to humbly serve the students, teachers and administrators of West as we strive to establish our district as the best in the area.
My wife, Misty, and our two sons, Cannon and Kai, joined the Trojan family in 2018 and we moved into the community in 2019. Misty is a new assistant principal at West Elementary; Cannon is moving into the high school as a freshman and Kai is beginning his middle school adventures as a sixth-grader.
As we enter the unique situation that will be the 2020-21 school year, I am confident that with the amazing leadership, remarkable faculty and staff, and committed students, this will be a year of great accomplishment. Our joyful and positive attitudes will propel us through the circumstances that many would expect to limit us...Go Trojans!