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5 questions with Karen Gray


Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Wayne High School principal Karen Gray.

Q: Why did you want to be a high school principal?

A: I love working with students of all ages, but working with high school students is the best. I get to see them grow from  a 9th grade student that is scared of being in high school to young adults getting ready to conquer the world!

Q: What is the best part of your job?

A: The best part of my job is getting to see my kids every day and getting to deal with the best teachers in Oklahoma. It makes me happy.

Q: Every job carries some degree of stress. What stresses you and how do you cope with it?

A: Some days are more stressful than others. I worry and stress over students who are dealing with problems and issues . Their stress is my stress.

Q: What are the perks of working in a small district, as opposed to a large district?

A: One of the perks of working in a small district is getting to know each individual student and parent. Sometimes students get ‘lost” in the bigger schools and are just another number. There is a lot to be said about being in a class of 38 as opposed to a class of 2,000 students.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: I think most people don’t realize I owned my own private investigator business.


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