OKEECHOBEE– The Okeechobee County School Board will be welcoming a new principal at Yearling Middle School for the second time this summer.
At their upcoming July 13 meeting the board will have the chance to approve Pat McCoy as the new principal of YMS for the 2021-22 school year.
In May outgoing YMS principal David Krakoff announced he had accepted a principal position in his native Pennsylvania. Then, at their June meeting, School Board Members approved the hiring of Brian Greseth to take Krakoff’s spot at YMS.
But a week later Greseth stepped down from the role, which put the district back on the hunt for a new administrator for the middle school.
McCoy was a longtime principal at North Elementary before being promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services for the Okeechobee School District in 2016.
School Board Members will also recognize the 2020-21 OHS Bass Club Team, including state champions Latt Durrance and Trent Nelson, and Hunter Daniels and Josh King. Both pairs of anglers have qualified for nationals.
FFA Divison 6 Agri-Science Fair State winners Jenna Larson and John Williamson, II, will be recognized by the board, as well as Division 1, FFA Agri Science Fair State Winner Brady Williamson and Area 6, State FFA Vice President Jillian Johnston.