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Peter J. Cahall

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Woodrow Wilson High School

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Woodrow Wilson High School

3950 Chesapeake St., N.W.

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20016

United States

Company Description

We're the ones who do most of the media (film, print, sound) production related to Wilson. Ever been to a football, soccer or other game or sporting event at the Wilson Stadium? We're there filming the game. Perhaps you've been to a talent show, theatrical pro... more

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Principal

Watkins Mill High School


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University of Virginia


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qytf.org [cached]

Pete Cahall, principal of Wilson High School, hid his sexuality for many years.
During the school-wide Pride event, with more than twenty community organizations and government agencies that support LGBT youth in attendance, Cahall decided it was the right time to come out.


Wilson High School | The Capital News

thecapitalnews.com [cached]

This is how Pete Cahall, principal of Wilson High School, describes his feelings after coming out as gay in front of his school community on June 4.
Cahall made his announcement at Wilson's 2nd annual Pride Day assembly. "How can I look these kids in the eyes and tell them it's ok to be who they are-gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender, and this is a safe place to do it, when I wasn't able to speak my own truth," Cahall said, about his decision to come out. "I felt like a hypocrite." Since the announcement, Cahall has received national attention and support from all over the country. He received letters of support from as far away as Germany. Many educators, students, and parents of LGBTQ children have commended him for his choice to come out. Cahall recognizes that some people may feel uncomfortable with his choice to come out, but he feels that his sexuality does have a place in the school, just as much as his straight coworkers' sexuality does. "While a straight principal doesn't come in and announce that's he straight, he does introduce his wife to people and has pictures of her on his desk," Cahall said. In the weeks since Cahall's announcement, Wilson has also been in the news for a large counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church that took place just days after the Pride Day assembly in which Cahall came out. Pete Cahall


thecapitalnews.com

This is how Pete Cahall, principal of Wilson High School, describes his feelings after coming out as gay in front of his school community on June 4.
Cahall made his announcement at Wilson's 2nd annual Pride Day assembly. "How can I look these kids in the eyes and tell them it's ok to be who they are-gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender, and this is a safe place to do it, when I wasn't able to speak my own truth," Cahall said, about his decision to come out. "I felt like a hypocrite." Since the announcement, Cahall has received national attention and support from all over the country. He received letters of support from as far away as Germany. Many educators, students, and parents of LGBTQ children have commended him for his choice to come out. Cahall recognizes that some people may feel uncomfortable with his choice to come out, but he feels that his sexuality does have a place in the school, just as much as his straight coworkers' sexuality does. "While a straight principal doesn't come in and announce that's he straight, he does introduce his wife to people and has pictures of her on his desk," Cahall said. In the weeks since Cahall's announcement, Wilson has also been in the news for a large counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church that took place just days after the Pride Day assembly in which Cahall came out. Pete Cahall


davidfeldmanshow.com

Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall came out to his students as gay at a school-wide Pride Day event Wednesday, shaking as he said that he had "hid in the shadows for the last 50 years" but was inspired by his students to declare his sexual orientation openly.


www.foresthillsconnection.com

Just eleven days later, Pete Cahall resigned, effective immediately.
Unaware of the machinations of downtown, Wilson faculty had been conducting ... But as of yesterday, Pete Cahall resigned, effective immediately. News that DCPS isn't renewing Wilson High Principal Pete Cahall's contract at the end of the school year launched cries of protest from parents, and discussions about how DC and other school systems evaluate teachers, schools and principals. Last Friday, Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall informed the Wilson community that DC Public Schools would not be renewing his contract, and that he would not be returning for the 2015-2016 school year. He also indicated that he would go quietly (see his announcement ...


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