Dr. Rochelle Lowery appointed GHS interim principal

Dr. Rochelle Lowery

Photo courtesy of the Griffin-Spalding County School System

STAFF REPORT :::

The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education has appointed Dr. Rochelle Lowery as interim principal of Griffin High School.

Lowery currently works for the Dekalb County School District.

Lowery will serve as interim principal for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year while officials being the search for a permanent GHS principal.

Dr. Darrell Evans, the previous GHS principal, resigned to accept the position of assistant superintendent of Butts County Schools.

Lowery has been an educator for 31 years and retired from the Dekalb County School District, where she held positions as a teacher, assistance principal and in leadership services at the central office level.

She is currently working as an interim principal for a Dekalb County high school.

Lowery earned a master’s degree in foundations of education from Troy State University, an educational specialist certificate from Jacksonville State University and a doctorate degree in educational administration from Georgia Southern University.

Prior to her career in education, Lowery served in the United States Air Force.

“I am very pleased to have someone of Dr. Lowery’s background and experience work with Griffin High School during this period of transition,” said GSCS Superintendent James Smith. “Griffin High has made significant strides over the past few years to meet the academic needs of its students under the leadership of Dr. Evans. Dr. Lowery will work to ensure that progress continues uninterrupted. Meanwhile, we will continue the search for a permanent principal to be in place for the 2020-21 school year.”

The GSCSS will launch a school leadership survey in the next few weeks to gather input from staff, students, parents and the community to assess the experience and qualities desired for the GHS principal position.

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