‘A job well done’: Granger congratulates regional Texas Outstanding Principal of the Year


A suburban Fort Worth school official was named a regional Texas Outstanding Principal of the Year and has received congratulations from longtime Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger.

Granger, who represents Texas’ 12th Congressional District, mentioned Azle High School Principal Randy Cobb in a social media post last weekend.

“Congratulations to Azle HS Principal Randy Cobb for being selected as the Region 11 Outstanding Principal of the Year,” Granger said in a Twitter post. “A job well done!”

Azle Independent School District (ISD) posted its own congratulations to Twitter a few days earlier.

Azle is west of Fort Worth in Parker and Tarrant counties.

Granger, who in 1997 became the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House, is ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee and she previously was the first Republican woman to serve on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which she also chaired.

The 12th congressional district of Texas includes Wise and Parker counties and western Tarrant County.

Cobb’s selection as Outstanding Principle of the Year in Region 11 was announced by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) in a June 22 news release issued by Azle ISD.

Cobb was among the 20 principals and assistant principals who received TASSP recognition this year.

He now is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year and, possibly, could compete for the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ annual National Principal of the Year Award.

Cobb, a Wise County native and a former district superintendent, previously was Chico High School’s principal, according to a news story published by the Wise County Messenger when Cobb left that position in 2016. He was Chico High School principal for about a year, after serving 12 years at Richland ISD.

In his welcome posted to Azle ISD’s website, Cobb credits the school’s faculty for “working to provide opportunities for students to acquire and apply 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and effective use of technology.”

“We believe in building strong relationships,” Cobb said. “I am eager to work with you from a partnership that will help AHS students continue to excel. Parents and community members are welcome in our school. I hope you will always feel free to offer insight as we work together to continue to provide a comprehensive curriculum in a quality learning climate.”

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