Patriot Awards
Coosa High administrators receive Patriot Awards
Posted on 10/27/2016
Administrators of Coosa High with their awards
Trevor Hubbard, principal of Coosa High; Miriam McGhee, assistant principal; and John Rhodarmer, assistant principal, were each presented a Patriot Award to honor their support of Coosa teacher Chris Parker serving in the Army Reserve. The award was presented at Coosa High School by Thomas "Randy" Hardin, first sergeant, USA retired and Georgia vice chair of the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on Thursday, October 27.

The three were nominated for the Patriot Award by Parker.  According to the ESGR website, the Patriot Award honors those who support working men and women in service to the country, " The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed."

Parker is serving as a  spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.  He was recently interviewed in the field in a story on CNN. Parker was also interviewed about the work of the coalition forces in a recent Washington Post story.

Major Christopher Parker, spokesman for the coalition in Iraq is also known as Chris Parker, English teacher at Coosa High School.  Parker was selected as the 2016 Coosa High Teacher of the Year and was honored by 2016 Coosa STAR Student Kayla Ngo as the school's STAR Teacher. 

Photo: (L to R) John Rhodarmer, Miriam McGhee, Trevor Hubbard