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RHS assistant principal chosen for state award

Feb 1, 2013 From staff reports

Riverton High School assistant principal John Griffith was chosen for the Wyoming Assistant Principal of the Year this month through the National Association of School Administrators.

RHS principal Joanne Flanagan recognized Griffith's accomplishment during a meeting of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on Jan. 22.

"There is no one more qualified for that award," Flanagan said.

Superintendent Terry Snyder agreed, calling Griffith a clear thinker and a hard worker. The assistant principal usually handles disciplinary issues that arise at RHS, and Snyder said Griffith stays positive despite the job's challenges.

"He looks for the good in the kids," Snyder said. "And he continues to work ... in the areas of curriculum. He goes above and beyond what his basic job description is."

School board chair Mark Stone echoed Snyder's compliments.

"(Griffith) does an excellent job," Stone said, also noting Griffith's performance in disciplinary areas. "Those are hard decisions, (but he) really does a nice job thinking about our kids and looking at the big picture. He doesn't just give up on our kids."

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