Joel Casey was Crockett Middle School’s second principal. He was principal from 1967-1976. He started his career in education by teaching at West Paris. He was an 8th-grade science and math teacher. His next job was at Paris High School as an assistant principal. Then in 1967 he became principal at Crockett Jr. High, succeeding Felix Gibson. In 1976 Casey left Crockett for another administrative job in the district and currently lives one block from the campus.