The Watkins Mill Athletic Department is extremely pleased to announce the hiring of, Ms. Sarah Garner, as the new coach for our Varsity Cheerleading team. Coach Garner has written a few words to share with you about her excitement for joining the Wolverine Athletic Family:
“I am so excited and feel very fortunate to be back in the cheer world and doing what I love here at Watkins Mill High school as the new Varsity Cheerleading Coach! I’m currently a 7th grade English teacher at nearby Neelsville Middle School, where I also run an after school program called GirLeaders– a girl’s empowerment and sisterhood group. People are my passion, and that’s why coaching cheerleading is a dream for me. I get to connect with amazing student athletes, who constantly surprise, teach, and impress me with their academic, athletic, and personal growth. I started cheerleading in middle school, and continued through high school and college. I cheered at Sherwood High School for four years, starting on JV and moving up to Varsity during my 10th grade Winter season. I served as a captain during my junior year, and was a part of an amazing Division 1 Championship team. After graduating high school, I attended Salisbury University where I cheered for another four incredible years. There was not a strong cheer program there, but with dedication, countless hours of practice and sacrifice, and passion, my team and I built an increasingly competitive cheer program, where the team now competes on a national level. After graduation, I worked as a one-on-one aide for a student with disabilities, until I was recruited to attend the George Washington University to study my Master’s degree in Education and Human Development, with a focus on students with emotional and behavioral disorders. I worked at a few alternative programs for students having a hard time being successful in public schools, ultimately and thankfully ending up at Neelsville and teaching many students who are now Watkins Mill Wolverines! I have also coached JV cheerleading at Wheaton High School, where we took 4 out of 12 awards at the county cheerleading Exhibition that Fall. I’m looking forward to connecting with student athletes, parents, educators and other community stakeholders who want to continue to shape and lead their school and community into a place they are proud of and enjoy! My plan is to take the current cheerleading program and turn it into a dominating force in Montgomery County Public Schools, and to make school spirit something everyone feels when they arrive at Watkins Mill! LET’s GO ‘RINES!!”
Welcome, Coach Garner, to the Watkins Mill Athletic Family!