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Jared Griffis named Principal of Central High School

(Carrollton, Georgia – April 1, 2014) Mr. Jared Griffis was named the new Principal of Central High School at the April 1, 2014, Carroll County Board of Education called board meeting. The announcement follows the appointment of Dr. Dana Harman as the new Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning.
Mr. Griffis began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Tarrant High School in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2002, Mr. Griffis moved to Spalding High School in Griffin, GA as a chemistry teacher and Head Girls Basketball Coach.
During his tenure as a basketball coach, he led his team to the Final Four and had an overall record of 134-75.
In 2005, he was named assistant principal of Cowan Road Elementary School in Griffin, GA and served there for four years. He then joined Carroll County Schools in 2009 and has served as Assistant Principal of Sand Hill Elementary School, Assistant Principal of Villa Rica High School and, most recently, as Principal of Whitesburg Elementary.
Mr. Griffis’ educational credentials include his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, Masters Degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Educational Specialist Degree from the University of West Georgia.
"I am excited to be joining the Central High School family,” Mr. Griffis said. “As principal of Whitesburg Elementary, I have been a part of the Central cluster and have experienced first hand the pride and passion of Central High's students, teachers, parents and community. I look forward to joining with these stakeholders to continue to make Central High School the best it can be. Carroll County expects premier schools and we will work towards making sure Central High School provides premier experiences for all of our students."
Superintendent Scott Cowart shared that Mr. Griffis' proven experience as a successful teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal will prove valuable for Central High School. "Mr. Griffis has been an assistant principal at a large high school and understands the academic and extracurricular environment at the high school level. You add to that a successful track record in turning around Whitesburg Elementary School and you have the recipe for continuing the good work Dr. Harman and her staff have accomplished over the past three years."
Mr. Griffis and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Caleb (9) and Mary Lois (6).
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