A new principal will greet students at Duveneck Elementary School in August: Chris Grierson, formerly assistant principal at JLS Middle School.
Grierson, who taught six years at Walter Hays Elementary School before moving to Jordan Middle School and later JLS, was named to the post Wednesday (July 13).
He replaces John Lents, who resigned unexpectedly June 20 because of a job opportunity for his spouse in St. Louis.
Grierson joined the school district in 2002 as a teacher at Walter Hays. He taught sixth grade at Jordan for a year before moving to JLS, where he has been assistant principal for several years. He also has worked as a summer school principal.
He holds a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from the University of California at Santa Barbara, as well as a master's in public administration from Notre Dame de Namur University.
"Mr. Grierson's extensive knowledge of elementary curriculum and his work with middle schools make him an ideal candidate for this position," Superintendent Kevin Skelly said.