Ann Richards Welcomes New Principal Nicole Griffith

We are thrilled to share that Nicole Griffith has been appointed Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.

Ms. Griffith recently served as principal of McCallum High School in the Austin Independent School District and previously was the Academy Director at Austin High School. Ms. Griffith earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and Masters of Educational and Community Leadership from Texas State University.

In a letter to the Ann Richards School community, Ms. Griffith shared:

“It is my pleasure to introduce myself as Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. I am sincerely honored to have the opportunity to serve this proud and accomplished community of learners. From my years living in Austin, I know Ann Richards School by its reputation for innovation and excellence. I am excited to get to know each of you and learn from your experiences.

During my 16 years in education, I taught 9th-grade World Geography before stepping into a leadership role as the Academy Director at Austin High School. For the past three years, I have been the Proud Principal of McCallum High School. Throughout my years working with young people, I have dedicated myself to providing enriching experiences that give students an opportunity to take their learning to a deeper level. I see magical outcomes when teachers are given the opportunity, encouragement, and support to create authentic experiences for their students.

I believe the middle and high school years are a time for students to try new things, explore their passions, and learn from their mistakes. As your principal, it will be my job to ensure all students are ready for life after Ann Richards and are empowered with confidence to take on leadership roles as they pursue their passion. I am genuinely excited to work with our students, staff, and families to build on the strong community and culture of ARS.”

Nicole Griffith