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For four years, Jeff Griffin has helped guide the students and staff of South Oldham High in his role as one of four associate principals.
His guidance will become even more crucial as he takes over the school’s top job July 1.
Griffin was named the school’s new principal, Superintendent Will Wells said. He announced his acceptance of the SOHS site-based decision making council’s recommendation to hire Griffin May 24.
An Oldham County High graduate himself, Griffin returned to the district in 1992 after teaching for two years at Rowan County High.
Griffin’s career in the district started at SOHS, where he was a social studies teacher and basketball coach. He also was the school’s dean of students from 2003-04.
He left SOHS to join the team at Buckner Alternative High, where he was an assistant principal.
In 2006, Griffin accepted a position as associate principal at North Oldham Middle, where he served for three years.
Griffin returned to SOHS as associate principal in 2009.
Wells said he believes Griffin will continue to encourage excellence in the students and staff of SOHS.
“Mr. Griffin has great experience, not just at South, but at schools across our district,” Wells said. “I believe he will be an effective, student-focused leader, and I appreciate the hard work and diligence of the school’s SBDM council in making this decision.”
The principal position at SOHS became available when current principal Dorenda Neihof was named the district’s new chief operating officer.
Neihof will serve as SOHS principal until July, when she assumes her new role.
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