USD465 recently announced that Eric Cooper and Danae Pfizenmaier are the new Winfield High School assistant principals.

The community is invited to attend a come and go reception in their honor from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Winfield High School cafeteria.

Cooper graduated from Fort Hays State University with his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Before coming to Winfield he was a seventh grade math teacher for 13 years in Clearwater. During his early years at Clearwater, he coached basketball, golf and softball. He stopped coaching and headed into the officiating world. He had a few of the Winfield football and basketball games the last few years, but he does not remember anyone yelling at him. He does remember the great support from the Winfield community and coaches, and that is one of the main reasons he applied for the assistant principal position.

Eric and his wife Jill, of eight years, have two children. Brooke, who is 14, is going to be a high school sophomore and runs cross country and track. Cash, who is 15 months old, is learning how to walk and may cover more miles that Brooke does.

Pfizenmaier earned her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Kansas State University with a certificate to teach Math. She earned her Master of Science in School Leadership from Baker University. She has also obtained licensure to teach English Speakers of Other Languages and Business classes.

She comes to Winfield from Derby where she taught Math at Derby High School for 11 years. While at Derby, she held leadership roles on several committees such as the Building Leadership Team, the District Leadership Team and the Professional Development Council. She also tutored for the tutoring program and was a class sponsor.

She has one child, Caleb, who is 10 years old.

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