August 23, 2014

SHHS principal to retire

Principal Angelo Cocolis

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Angelo Cocolis, principal of Spring Hill High School, will retire at the end of the school year.
Cocolis’s career has spanned.
“After 41 years as an educator, I have decided that it is time to retire,” Cocolis said.  “This was not an easy decision because of how much I love our kids and the staff I work with on a daily basis.”
Cocolis is a Stanford, Conn. native who received a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University, a master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a doctorate from Kansas State University.
His career has included teaching, coaching and administrative positions at Topeka High School, Highland Park High School, Jefferson West High School and Shawnee Mission East High School.
Cocolis has spent the last six years at the helm of SHHS.
“I am so proud of the fact that our students have achieved Standards of Excellence in Kansas State Assessments in all areas these past few years as well as seeing our kids succeed in athletics and many activities,” he said.  “Working in our beautiful new high school is still a thrill for me, and I am proud of our community for passing a much-needed bond issue.”
The school board has begun the search for Cocolis’s successor and hopes to name a new principal in time for the 2012-13 school year.

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