New Grissom High School principal bringing tradition, ACT prep

Updated: Jul. 16, 2018 at 7:21 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - On Monday, the Grissom High School PTSA hosted an ice cream meet and greet for new principal Jeanne Greer.

Greer has worked for the Huntsville city school district since 2000, but the upcoming year will be her first as a high school principal.

She said she wants to build on the schools' reputation for strong ACT scores. This year, Grissom students will have the opportunity to work in small groups at lunch and after school to help keep test scores high.

"Our students will be able to be eligible to and apply for many scholarships that will help them with their college finances," she said.

Greer graduated from Grissom High School at the old Bailey Cove location in 1989. The new location on Haysland Road opened in 2017.

She said she's working with the Grissom student government to bring some tradition into the new building.

"Things like naming the hallways similar to the hallway names that were in the old building, and it sounds pretty simple but it's pretty important to everybody," she said.

Grissom PTSA co-presidents Becky VanSant and Kathy Williams said they've been pleased with how proactive and "well-rounded" Greer is.

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