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Educational Excellence in Cheyenne Wells: Meet the New Leaders

By Raina Lucero

September 19, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the leadership of a school district plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of students as well as the community. Cheyenne Wells School is fortunate to welcome two seasoned administrators, Corey Doss and Larry Brady, who bring a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to excellence in education.

Corey Doss: Superintendent and 7-12 Principal

Corey Doss embarked on his journey as Superintendent and 7-12 Principal at Cheyenne County School District RE-5 in Cheyenne Wells on July 1st and brings an impressive track record of over 24-years in the field of administration and teaching.

Doss’ professional mantra, echoing the wisdom of President Theodore Roosevelt, encapsulates his approach to education, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Throughout his career, he has consistently applied this philosophy to better not only himself but also the students and communities of the school districts he has served.

Growing up in a small community and dedicating his life to similar environments for over five decades, Doss understands the unique dynamics and strengths that rural areas offer. Over the past twenty-four years, he has successfully worked in four different small rural school districts, an accomplishment that showcases his dedication and adaptability.

Doss’ leadership philosophy centers on cultivating a positive culture that encourages students, staff, and community members to actively participate and invest in the educational experience. He believes that fostering such an atmosphere is crucial to achieving the district’s mission: “TO GRADUATE ALL STUDENTS AND ENSURE THEY ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT STEPS ON THEIR JOURNEY.”

To realize this vision, Doss aims to focus on cultivating a positive culture, fostering leadership with a common vision, promoting collaboration, nurturing creativity, and addressing state requirements – all essential components of a thriving educational environment. His core values of listening, learning, and leading underscore his commitment to continuous improvement and excellence.

Larry Brady: Elementary School Principal

Larry Brady joined Cheyenne Wells School District as the Elementary School Principal on August 7th, bringing with him an impressive 31-year career in public school education. With 26 of those years spent in various administrative roles, Brady is a seasoned educator with a deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of teaching.

Brady’s journey in education began as a fifth-grade teacher and coach, marking the start of a fulfilling career dedicated to shaping young minds. His diverse roles over the years, including assistant principal, athletic director, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction, have equipped him with a broad perspective on educational leadership.

Although he retired in June of 2023, Brady was enticed to return to education by his longtime friend and colleague, Corey Doss, the new superintendent. Brady’s dedication to the profession and his friendship with Doss led him to accept the role of elementary principal for the 2023-2024 school year.

As an administrator, Brady acknowledges the challenges facing today’s educators, including the national teaching shortage. He firmly believes in supporting teachers, problem-solving alongside them, facilitating their growth, and nurturing their passion for teaching.

In his unique role as an interim principal, Brady’s goals for the year include strengthening the school’s climate and culture, engaging the community in the educational process, and collaborating with his staff to find ways for continuous improvement.

The Cheyenne Wells School District is undoubtedly fortunate to have these two dedicated educators at the helm. Corey Doss and Larry Brady bring a wealth of experience, a commitment to positive change, and a passion for education that will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and success of both the students and the community they serve.