New Leadership at CHS – Denbow

New Leadership at CHS - Denbow

Ana Garcia, JBJ Staff Writer

This 2011-2012 school year has brought the newest additions to the Home of Champions; Laurie Denbow and James Young. They are now the “new” assistant principals. Laurie Denbow was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas. She has two kids. Her son is our own Will McCoy (sophomore) and her daughter is Cathryn McCoy (seventh grade). In her high school years at Corsicana High, she participated in choir and photography. “I started out as a photographer and ended up being the editor of the yearbook,” said Denbow. After graduating high school she went on to Texas A&M where she ultimately decided to get her masters to become a principal. As a child, she wanted to be a nurse or caretaker but that quickly changed as she became a candy striper at the local hospital. “I knew that wasn’t for me,” she said banteringly. She graduated from Texas A&M in the year 1990 and went to work in Lancaster for three years. From Lancaster, it was on to Texas City where she stayed and worked for two years. Shortly after that, Will was born and she decided to move back to her hometown. She became a stay-at-home mom for eight years. Subsequently, she became a language arts instructor at Fannin Elementary for three years. Her previous and most recent school was Sam Houston Elementary where she worked for her Administrator’s internship. “On the first day of school,” she recalled, “I felt excited and nervous because of my responsibilities but overwhelmingly welcomed as well.” When Ms. Denbow is not in school, some of her hobbies are reading and spending time with her family. The last book she read was the newest James Patterson book, Now You See Her. When asked to describe herself in three words she responded “mother; friend; and loyal”.