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Meet our Principal

about 1 year ago

High School Principal:

Courtney J McCoy

Dear Warden Students, Staff, Parents, Families, and Community Members,

It is with great pleasure I write this greeting as we anticipate and prepare for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. I am excited to become a part of your community and to help lead Warden’s educational mission.

I grew up in a small rural community, north of Los Angeles, California. My father was an officer in the Navy and my mother was a substitute teacher and swimming instructor. My two sisters and I all became public school teachers.

I attended the University of Oregon, in Eugene, studying fine arts and English; followed by, pursuing my Masters in Teaching through Washington State University in Vancouver; and eventually my Administrative Credential, again through WSU, Vancouver. I have had the good fortune of teaching children, sixth grade through seniors, for twenty years in three school districts in southwest and central, Washington.

I split my administrative internship between a high school in Vancouver, Washington and a middle school in Wenatchee, Washington. My professional experience has taught me that when students, educators, and community people work collaboratively, learning is maximized for everyone.

I am married and have two children. When not at school, we take joy in working on an old homestead house, and raising plants and animals. Currently our household critters include goats, chickens, and bees, along with the usual suspects, dogs, cats, and guinea pigs.

I have several goals for the 2015-2016 school year:

1.)   I will get to know and understand the community of Warden and the culture of the Warden School District.

2.)   I will be accessible and visible to the community; enhancing communication with students, staff, parents, and community members.

3.)   I will develop a plan to fine tune and improve, where necessary, the academic success of  Warden Students, which translates to graduating every student with job skills and/or the skills and knowledge-base to go on to further education and a meaningful life path.

It is a distinct privilege to serve as your high school principal. You will find me approachable, accessible, and willing to listen and discuss your concerns, issues, and things to celebrate. My door is open; please stop by to chat. I look forward to meeting you,

Courtney J McCoy


about 1 year ago

Warden, Washington is a town of 2,500 in Grant County. 

We are known for our agricultural products and our recreational activities. Grant County produces more potatoes than Idaho and produces onions, alfalfa and a wide variety of seed crops. We are surrounded by  desert beauty including the Potholes and Moses Lake recreational areas tothe North. Warden High School has a student population of 305 students in grades 9-12. There are 23 certificated and 9 classified staff. The school has a full time counselor, and shares a music specialist and librarian with the middle school. Warden High School has a tradition of strong academic and extracurricular activities to support students. From college accredited courses in the high school and active community and agricultural clubs to high quality athletic programs, Warden High School provides a wide range of services to students. We invite parent and community involvement and look forward to meeting you and seeing how we can work together for the betterment of children, our community and our world. The High School office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on school days. Please call 509.349.2581 ext. 1310 for more information.