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Mr. Buell is in his fifth year as principal of the 8th & 9th Grade Academy at Alice Robertson. He joined Muskogee Public Schools from Tulsa Public Schools where he spent nearly ten years as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and assistant principal. Mr. Buell was named Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year at Tulsa’s Edison Preparatory School. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Mr. Buell earned a Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education with an emphasis in Urban Education. He earned his Master of Education in Educational Administration from Northeastern State University. Mr. Buell serves as a Deacon at Harvard Avenue Christian Church.
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Anayai Cooper joined the 8th & 9th Grade Academy at Alice Robertson in 2021.Cooper joined the Muskogee 7th & 8th Grade Academy at Ben Franklin administration in 2020-2021 after previously serving as an assistant principal at Muskogee High School since 2017.
She previously was the Assistant Principal at Ben Franklin Science Academy from 2011-2017. Cooper taught Middle School Reading from 2008-2011 at BFSA. Prior to her time at BFSA, Cooper was an elementary teacher at Irving Elementary beginning in 2000.
Cooper earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and a Master’s of Education from Northeastern State University. In 2010, she was named BFSA Site Teacher of the Year.
Anayai has three adult children and is the proud grandparent of a granddaughter. Her husband is the Assistant Pastor at Faith Deliverance Christian Center in Muskogee. An avid reader with a voracious appetite for books about the Holocaust. In her spare time, Cooper loves spending time with her children and her church family.
Dean of Students
Gary Gunckel has nearly 30 years of experience in education and is in his fourth year at Muskogee Public Schools. He has served in many roles during his educational career including; teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, and head principal. He has been a strong advocate of building positive relationships with students, teachers, and families throughout his career. He is looking forward to working with the strong leadership at Muskogee High School.
Gary has been married to Melissa Gunckel for 29 years and has two grown children in college, Troy (23) and Leah (20). In his free time, Gary enjoys fishing, golf, and attending sporting events. He and his wife also serve as the young adult leaders at Muskogee First Assembly.
Dean of Students, 6th & 7th Grade Academy @ Ben Franklin
Mr. Davis serves as Dean of Students at the Muskogee 7th & 8th Grade Academy. Prior to joining the 7th & 8th Grade Academy prior to the 2020-2021 school year, Davis spent one year at the 6th Grade Academy @ Grant Foreman as Assistant Principal. He previously served as Athletic Director of Muskogee Public Schools from 2014 to 2019.
Prior to joining MPS, he was the Principal of Eufaula High School and Wewoka High School. He previously spent two years as Pre-K through 12th-grade principal at Maud Public Schools. Mr. Davis is in his 17th year as a school administrator and 24th year in education.
Garrett earned his Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Arts in Science of Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Davis has been an India (Oklahoma City) and Bedouin (Muskogee) Shriners since 1994. A member of the McAlester Scottish Rite since 1992 and a Mason since 1992.
Garrett is married to Lyndie and the couple has a daughter, Hadleigh, and a son, Baxter.
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