Gerald Sarpy was promoted to the role of Mesquite High School principal at a special Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday morning. Sarpy, who has served as Berry Middle School principal since 2016, has spent eight of his 14 years in education with MISD.

"Honored, humbled, I appreciate it," Sarpy said upon the announcement of his appointment. "I'm looking forward to keep moving Mesquite High School forward. It is the first — and best — high school that we have," he said, drawing laughs from the small group of districtwide leaders and board and family members.

Sarpy served in the Tatum ISD as well as a charter school before becoming an English teacher and coach at Horn High School in 2008. He also worked as the at-risk coordinator at Mesquite High School and served as assistant principal at both North Mesquite High School and Berry before taking the reigns as Berry principal.

He holds a bachelor's from Texas A&M University and master's from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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