Mrs. Davis has 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and as an Instructional Coach. She has been with the Griffin-Spalding County School System for 13 years and comes to Griffin High School from Carver Road Middle School where she served as an Instructional Support Leader and coach.
Mrs. Davis earned her Master’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Fort Valley State University and her Master’s in Educational Leadership from University of West Georgia.
“I am thrilled to embark on another journey in my quest to serve students and continue to grow professionally. I look forward to serving the Griffin community in this new position as the faculty, staff, parents and I work together to guide students toward growth, achievement, and fostering youth to become adults of strong character,” said Mrs. Davis.
Dr. Wheeler comes to GHS from Tucker High School in DeKalb County. He is administrator of the GHS Freshman Academy, Social Studies Department, World Language Department, and JROTC Department. Dr. Wheeler has 21 years experience in education as an exceptional education teacher and teacher support specialist. He taught at McNair High School, and was the head girls basketball and volleyball coach for 11 years. He also taught at Hightower Elementary and coached the boys basketball at Dunwoody High School. Dr. Wheeler is a Teacher Keys Effectiveness System evaluator at Tucker High School.
Dr. Wheeler earned a Bachelor of Science from Brenau University. He earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Troy State University. He earned an Education Specialist Degree in Education Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Wheeler earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
He looks forward to being a part of the Griffin High School family, which strives for excellence. His favorite sayings are “Nothing is impossible,” and “Never look down on anyone, unless you are looking down to pick them up.” Go Bears!
Mr. Chad Pruitt comes to Griffin High School from the Griffin College and Career Academy, where he served as Assistant Director and Career and Technical Education Coordinator. Prior to this role, he served at the Georgia Department of Education as Program Specialist for the Construction and Architecture, Communications and Transportation clusters. He has over 10 years with the Griffin Spalding County School System.
Mr. Pruitt earned an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. He is also a Class of 1997 graduate from Griffin High School. “It feels good to be back at the place where so many people mentored and supported my growth in high school. It is with great respect that I honor those who came before me, and now it's my honor to do the same for the students at Griffin High School.”
Mr. Travis Smith comes to Griffin High School from Douglas County High School, where he served as the Athletic Director and Department Lead for the Health and Physical Education Department. He also taught at Langston Hughes High School, in Fairburn, GA. Mr. Smith has 13 years experience in education as a teacher, coach and administrator.
Mr. Smith earned an Educational Specialist degree in Leadership from Georgia College and State University. He earned an Educational Specialist degree in Coaching Pedagogy from Valdosta State University. Mr. Smith also has a Master's degree in Sports Administration from American Public University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Presbyterian College.
"It is a privilege and an honor to join the Griffin Bear family and serve the Griffin High School students and community," Smith says.