ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty Co. School Board voted Tuesday to make Dr. Jeffrey Ross principal at Dougherty Comprehensive High School. Ross is an administrator and educator with more than 18 years in public education.
He succeeds Robert McIntosh, who turned in his resignation last week.
"We're going to be meeting consistently with the parents, there will be monthly meetings that we will be having with them. I like to have fireside chats. I think it's important to get their input as far as what's going on with the school," said Ross.
“Dr. Ross is a talented educator and administrator and will be an asset to the team at Dougherty,” Superintendent Dr. David Mosely said. “He did good work at Albany High and I'm confident he'll continue that streak over at Dougherty.”
Ross has been with the system since 2013 when he was hired as an assistant principal at Albany High School. Ross had been chosen to head Merry Acres Middle School before Dougherty High Principal Robert McIntosh announced his resignation last week, creating a vacancy at Dougherty.
Prior to his time in Albany, Ross worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, and served as an assistant principal at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Ga. He currently possesses an L-7 Leadership Certification and a T-7 Mathematics Certification.
Ross graduated from Morris Brown College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math; earned his Master of Education degree in Math from Nova Southeastern University in 1999; and obtained his Doctorate of Education in organizational leadership with an emphasis in Educational Technology from Nova Southeastern University in 2006.
Other personnel changes approved by the board Tuesday related to Ross' appointment at Dougherty include the approval of Gail Griffin as the new principal at Merry Acres Middle School. Griffin was previously the principal at Radium Springs Elementary School.