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SGF welcomes new director of physical education, health and athletics

August 3, 2015

The South Glens Falls Central School district is pleased to welcome Edward Cook as the district’s new director of physical education, health and athletics.

Cook, who was most recently the director of physical education, athletics, health & health services at the Carmel Central School District in Carmel, N.Y., assumed the position on Aug. 3 after he was unanimously appointed by the board of education on Friday, July 31. The position is a 12-month position with a salary of $87,000. Cook was chosen following an interview process with an 18-member committee that consisted of students, parents, coaches and other district staff members and administrators.

“Ed comes with outstanding leadership experience as an athletic director, a position he has held for the past 15 years,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton. “He impressed our interview committee with his experience, enthusiasm and plans for the future development of our physical education and interscholastic athletics programs.”

Before working in Carmel, he was the director of physical education, health, health services and athletics at the Beekmantown Central School District for 8 years. He was the director of physical education, health and athletics for five years at the Saugerties Central School District, and he began his career in 1994 as a physical education instructor and coach in the Warrensburg Central School District where he worked for six years.

“After touring the district, I felt SGF offered multiple opportunities for young people to grow, not only physically, but academically as well. The facilities are very impressive and well maintained in all areas, due in large part to the efforts of the building and grounds department,” Cook said. “I’m especially looking forward to building a strong working relationship with the students, staff, and community members of the South Glens Falls School District.”

Cook is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport, and received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from SUNY Plattsburgh. He earned a School Administration and Supervision Certification from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2003.

During his career, Cook has coached football and girls basketball.

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