Voice Recognition

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Hello!  My name is Keith Griesser and I have the privilege of serving as the principal at Paris Elementary School. It is an honor to be a part of the rich tradition of PES and the Paris Independent School District.  

I bring 17 years of public school experience, including 10 years in school administration.  I have served in several roles throughout my career. Before coming to Paris, 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 have also worked as a basketball coach in Montgomery County, Scott County, and at Georgetown College.  

My undergraduate degree is in Music Education and was earned 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.  We married in 1994. She is a pharmacist 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.  

Keith Griesser
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