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Welcome to Palestine Junior High.  My name is Traci Pridgen and I am excited to serve as an Assistant Principal for PJHS. I received my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  I completed my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.  This will be my 20th year in education.  I have been in Palestine ISD for the past 12 years serving as a teacher, Reading Interventionist, Instructional Strategist, and TACE site coordinator.  

Traci Pridgen
PJHS Assistant Principal


My name is Sam Coker and I would like to welcome you to Palestine Junior High.  I am a graduate of Palestine High School, class of 1999.  I earned my Bachelor of Science as well as my Masters of Educational Leadership degree from Stephen F. Austin.  I have been working for Palestine ISD for the past 8 years, the first 6 years as a teacher/coach and last 2 as an Assistant Principal at DAEP.  It has been a privilege to work with such a great school district and look forward to the 2018-2019 school year!

James Coker

PJHS Assistant Principal
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