Dear Students and Families,

Welcome back for the start of the 2015/2016 school year! My name is Garth Cooper and I was blessed to be selected as the new superintendent for Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools starting this past July. I come to you with 22-years of experience in education, including 15 years as a building administrator at all levels of education from PreK-12. You will find me to be very passionate about education and committed to helping all students succeed!

To demonstrate my commitment to education, along with my work experience I have also completed a Masters' Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration, both at Michigan State University. There will be no mistake about where my allegiances lie on Saturday, October 17. Go Green!

I hope to get to know everyone of you as we progress through the school year. One thing you will find out about me very quickly is that I am not shy and love to interact with others so please do not hesitate to initiate a conversation if you see me at school, a sporting event, a local eatery or shopping. If you don't see me out and about but have questions or concerns, you may contact me through an email or a phone call and I will typically respond to you in less than 24 hours.

Again, I am honored to be working with an amazing staff and incredible students. I have already met many PW students and been very impressed by the outstanding character they have demonstrated. I congratulate you on having such an amazing school district and I look forward to being a part of the PW "Champions Culture!"

Sincerely,

Dr. Garth Cooper