John Jay Guidance Director and DA Columnist Accepts New Job In Scarsdale

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Monday, July 16, 2012

John Jay High School Director of Guidance Christopher Griffin is leaving his position after four years to become the assistant principal at Scarsdale High School, the Katonah Lewisboro School District announced Thursday.

"We wish Mr. Griffin well in his new role and thank him for the contributions he has made to our high school students and the guidance department," said Superintendent of Schools Paul Kreutzer in a statement.

Griffin said he's leaving the school to learn more about educational administration.

"I'm leaving because I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to learn more about faculty evaluation, student management and building supervision," he told Patch.

During his tenure at John Jay, Griffin headed up a task force on bullying, authored professional columns and was commended for his work by board members and students alike.

Students including Max Siegl, John Jay's 2010 class salutatorian, and Alexandra Mitchell, whom Griffin helped design a humanities research project, singled him out as a critical support to them in their high school careers.

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