Sunday, December 16, 2018

Principal's Message

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Welcome to Paris Elementary School!  My name is Keith Griesser and I am elated to be the new principal at PES. It is an honor to be a part of the rich tradition of the Paris Independent School District.  

I bring 15 years of public school experience including 7 years in school administration.  Most recently I worked at the Kentucky Department of Education as a Leadership Development Specialist; a part of the Principal Partnership Project (P3). Prior to working at KDE, I was the principal at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown.  

I earned a degree in Music Education at Georgetown College.  While coaching basketball there, I also earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Georgetown.  My Rank 1 in School Leadership was earned at Morehead State University. 

I met my wife, Amy when we were undergraduate students at Georgetown College.  This August we will celebrate 24 years of marriage. She is a pharmacist and works at the University of Kentucky.  We have four children: Emily, Luke, Grant, and Adam. 

Professionally, I believe that culture is king; that kids deserve a positive, safe, engaging learning environment and that educators deserve a positive, safe, empowering teaching environment.  

I am a proponent of personalized learning for students and personalized professional development for teachers. I believe that all students can learn at high levels and that “all” really does mean all.  I believe in praising publicly and correcting in private.  I believe in connecting with other educators to continually grow and improve.  I believe in involving parents, guardians, and community members by providing opportunities for them to see and experience the learning that is taking place in the school.  I believe in using technology for administrative management, for amplifying student voice, for effective communication, and for supporting instruction. I believe in kindness.  I believe in transparency. Finally, I believe in trust, and hope to earn yours as we work together to educate, mentor, and grow the children at Paris Elementary School.

I want your child to have a wonderful experience here at PES.  If you ever have a suggestion, a question, a concern, or a celebration, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  

Sincerely,

Keith Griesser

email: keith.griesser@paris.kyschools.us



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