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Griesser to Lead RSMS

Keith Griesser has been named Interim Principal of Royal Spring Middle School.  Griesser has served as Dean of Students at the school since 2011 and brings a broad range of experience to the school’s top post.  He started his career as an adjunct professor at Georgetown College before teaching music at Stamping Ground Elementary School and serving as a Gifted and Talented teacher for Scott County Schools.  Griesser also taught at Montgomery County High School and coached basketball for both Montgomery County and Georgetown College.   

“I am ecstatic to be named the Principal at Royal Spring Middle School. I believe in the structured approach to learning that has become known as ‘The Royal Spring Way’ and will build on the academic excellence that has been firmly established,” Griesser stated. 

Royal Spring Middle School is a School of Distinction repeatedly ranking Distinguished on state assessments.  The school recently earned national acclaim for energy conservation from the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School award honoree.  Griesser will work closely with teachers and staff to provide high quality instruction for approximately 850 students this year.  Among a dedicated team of professionals at RSMS is celebrated Kentucky Teacher of the Year Willow Hambrick who said:

“Keith Griesser is the epitome of leadership, child-centered compassion, educational rigor, and experience-driven wisdom.  I can't think of a better candidate, and I've been around a long time to think."

Griesser holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Arts in Education degree, both from Georgetown College.  He earned his Rank 1 in School Leadership from Morehead State University.  A native of Burlington, Kentucky, he resides in Georgetown with Amy, his wife of 20 years.  The Griessers are active in the community and have four children: Emily, Luke, Grant, and Adam.

Students and parents can welcome Principal Griesser during the school’s open house events scheduled for July 29th, from 4:30-6:30pm for incoming sixth grade students and 6:30-7:30pm for grades seven and eight.


For more information:

Renee Holmes, (502) 570-3059, renee.holmes@scott.kyschools.us

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