United States of America

Coach King started the school's crew team over 12 years ago.  Under her leadership, the team has continued to improve winning medals at the State Championships for 9 of the last 12 years. Key to this success has been her ability to take young men and women and mold them into passionate rowers while at the same time instilling within them the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and personal responsibility. She accomplished this by creating a safe, positive environment where the athletes were constantly challenged and held to high standards. However, at the same time she was always fair and always there for each of the rowers and their parents. It is this special relationship that Coach King created with each of her rowers that has resulted in the lasting loyalty of her rowers to this day.

However, after coming off the most successful season yet, the South County High School Director of Student Activities (DSA) let Coach King go from her position as Head Coach of the South County Crew Team. As such, current and former members of the South County Crew Team hereby petition the following:

1. Request FCPS to provide an independent review of the DSA's decision. 
2. Request South County (principal or designee) to explain the process for coaching personnel decisions including the consideration of factors leading to dismissal and a coach's record of service. 
3. Request reinstatement of Coach King and the coaching staff. 

The Support Coach King petition to FCPS was written by Ann Wilkie and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.

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