Hello, my name is David Coker and it is an honor to be able to serve as Principal at Highland Middle School. I am beginning my 29th year as a professional educator, having taught and coached in both middle and high school settings.

    I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and I have a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. My wife is a high school counselor and both of our children (Kyle and Kacie) have degrees in education as well.   

    In my free time I enjoy anything that gets me outdoors. I love to spend time in nature either hiking, hunting, fishing or kayaking. I love running and take pride in having finished three marathons. I also have a granddaughter and three dogs to help keep me busy.

    It has been my passion throughout my career to help others achieve their goals and strive for excellence. Being able to do that on such an outstanding campus, with such an outstanding team of dedicated educators, is a blessing.  My personal goal is to help the staff and students of Highland Middle School reach their goals. 


    “I strive to use my God-given abilities to help others succeed while modeling the virtues of Honesty, Integrity and Humility”