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Making Coker GRRREAT

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Coker Elementary students, parents, faculty, and staff:

I hope you all are enjoying the beginning of your summer vacation. I am honored to have been named your new principal. My name is Dr. Daphne Winkler. I am the wife of Carey Winkler and the proud mother of Case and Gage Winkler. My family and I enjoy going to the beach, golfing, going to church, camping, and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide (ROLL TIDE). I have been employed with the Murray County School System since 2005.  I taught 7th and 8th grade math at Bagley Middle School for 10 years before becoming the assistant principal at Bagley. While at Bagley, I served as the 21st Century Classroom teacher and was named Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year.

I am looking forward to working with everyone at Coker. We have some new exciting events coming up this school year.  I am working to plan an overnight field trip for 5th and 6th graders, as well as planning many PBIS incentives for students with GRRREAT behavior. Our Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th from 2pm-5pm. Supply lists can be found on our website for all grades.

In order to make Coker GRRREAT we need all students, parents, teachers, and community members to be a part of our team. We encourage those individuals who are interested to get involved! In the words of the famous Coach Bear Bryant, University of Alabama, "If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit - you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards."

I am looking forward to sharing many academic victories with all of you.


Your proud principal,

Dr. Daphne Winkler