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Principal ready for new role at Dougherty High

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Students at Dougherty Comprehensive High School will see a new leader walking the halls when they head back to school. A new principal has joined the staff and Saturday he spoke to folks in the community about what students and parents can expect.

Dr. Ryan Gravitt has taken the role as the new principal at Dougherty High School. He's ready to help the school turn over a new leaf.

"The opportunity to turn that building around, turn that school around and to make a change there, how could you pass that up?" said Dr Gravitt.

Saturday, Dr. Gravitt and other school officials met with the east Albany community to answer questions and concerns about different problems the school has faced and how Gravitt will handle his new job.

Dr. Gravitt says his first order of business as new principal is academic achievement at Dougherty.

Dougherty High has been performing below average. Dr. Gravitt says knowing he and the staff can make a difference will pull them though this new challenge.

"Making sure the teachers are teaching the curriculum and that they're engaging our students and our students are learning," said Dr. Gravitt.

Gravitt is the former principal at Tift County High School. Interim Superintendent Dr. Mosely says his accomplishments at that school, made him a great candidate for Dougherty High.

"His reputation primarily just being able to deliver instruction and manage a school. I heard so many good things about him and were delighted to have him," said Dr. Mosely.

Many people in this room say they fully support and trust that Dr. Gravitt will improve Dougherty High School and help keep their children in school.

School officials have also hired three new employees at Dougherty High including an assistant principal. Dougherty High is being renovated and the changes will be complete in the next couple of years.

 

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