Coggin: A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN
I believe the Coggin motto above, says it all. I hope that once you and your child join the Coggin family you will see that Coggin truly is a GREAT PLACE TO LEARN. Academics are very important at Coggin Elementary School. However, the most important part of Coggin Elementary are our students. We are teaching the future of our country. These students will be the leaders, workers, taxpayers, and decision makers of our state and our country. Some of these students will do research in the medical field, invent new ways to use technology or may be the health worker that treat us when we are old or sick. Some of these students may be the teachers of my future grandchildren. I hope you will agree that Coggin faculty and staff members have an awesome opportunity to improve the future of your child, our city, our state, and our world.
A great education has never been more important than it is today. To get into many jobs today you have to have a good education. Our world is changing fast. Some of the jobs that our children may have in their lifetime do not even exist today. We have an awesome responsibility, as well as the challenge, to educate students of today for tomorrow’s world.
A truly great education is not just about the academics and test scores, it is about the characteristics that make good decision makers and people of good character. Some of the good character traits we strive to help parents instill in our students are: Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Dependability, Hard Working, and Citizenship.
The faculty and staff of Coggin Elementary School are wonderful. I consider myself very fortunate to be the principal of a school that has such caring and professional individuals. I do not believe I have ever worked with a more caring group of individuals. I enjoy every minute with them and am very proud to serve with them.
I also want to share a little about myself. I grew up in Richland Springs, Texas.
I am married to Lynette. She is a 2nd grade teacher at Northwest Elementary School. I have a daughter, Alyssa, who just received her master from Angelo State University. My son, Ryan, is a sophomore at Texas Tech University. My daughter Jacklyn will be a student at Coggin Elementary this school year.
I graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science and later earned my Masters of Education, also from Angelo State University. I am beginning my 13th year as principal at Coggin Elementary School.
I spend most of my free time with my family. I enjoy sports, kaykaing, stock shows, and watching my children and your children participate in all kinds of activities.
Todd Lewis, Principal