MPS Board of Education Approves Hiring of High School Principals
The Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education approved the appointment of two Muskogee High School site administrators for the upcoming 2023-24 school year during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 18.
Kinsey Cook, currently assistant principal at Muskogee High School, has been named principal of the high school. Brad Huddleston, currently life coach at the high school, has been named assistant principal at the high school. The appointments follow the resignation of longtime educator and administrator Kim Fleak.
“I am excited to announce the appointment of these high school principals,” said Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools. “Both Ms. Cook and Mr. Huddleston have played key roles in developing our high school culture in recent years and have proven their commitment to the vision we have for the district. I am pleased to have them assume new roles at the high school as we continue to make strides in our student’s performance and outcomes.”
Cook began her career in education in 2016 as a special education teacher for Tulsa Public Schools before advancing to the role of director of special education at Sequoyah Schools in Tahlequah. She has been with Muskogee Public Schools since 2021 having most recently served as assistant principal at the high school. She is a lifelong resident of the Muskogee area and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University and Master’s degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University.
Huddleston began his career in education in 2005 with Muskogee Public Schools teaching third through sixth grades before assuming the role of life coach at the 8th and 9th Academy in 2021 and the role of life coach at the high school in 2022 where he most recently taught a leadership elective class and assisted with the high school student life council. Huddleston coaches junior high and high school boy’s and girl’s golf and voices public address at football, basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer games. He is a graduate of Muskogee High School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in School Administration both from Northeastern State University.