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Mr. John Murphy

John Murphy is beginning his tenth year as Principal of North Augusta High School and his twenty-third year in education. John was raised in Edgefield, South Carolina and attended Clemson University. John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Clemson University.

John’s educational career began as a science teacher, football, and baseball coach at Strom Thurmond High School in 2000. In 2002, John moved to Aiken High School to become a science teacher and football coach. John earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Augusta State University in 2005.

In 2006, John entered administration as the Assistant Principal at Ridge-Spring-Monetta Elementary-Middle School. In 2007, John was promoted to Assistant Principal at North Augusta High School and served for two years. John was named the Principal of Paul Knox Middle School in 2009 and served for four years. In 2013, John was named Principal of North Augusta High School.

During John’s tenure at North Augusta High School, he has led the design and construction of our new school on its existing site, which occurred in four phases over nine years, the design and installation of the synthetic turf football and soccer field in Jacket Stadium, and the design and construction of Jacket Arena. Jacket Arena is the home of Jacket Regiment, Singing Jackets, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and a state-of-the-art strength training facility. The remaining phases of construction include the addition of baseball and softball fields on campus and the renovation of the performing arts auditorium. It is his hope to host baseball and softball games on campus in 2024.

In addition to the construction of the new high school, John is especially proud of the many academic, fine arts, and athletic accomplishments at North Augusta High School during his tenure: maintaining graduating rates of at least 90%, end of course exam passage rates, advanced placement exam passing scores, superior ratings in band and chorus, and numerous athletic state and region championships.

John and his wife are proud of their two children at Clemson, who are also graduates of North Augusta High School, and their very special paraplegic shih tzu. John enjoys playing golf and attending Clemson sporting events.

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Assistant Principals

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Mrs. Fran Altringer

Mrs. Altringer is returning to North Augusta High School having served in administration at Midland Valley, Silver Bluff and the ACPSD District Office.  She is a proud graduate from Aiken County Schools and began her educational career 26 years ago as a high school math teacher.  While teaching at North Augusta High School she earned her Master in Educational Leadership from USC (Go Gamecocks!) and served as an assistant principal, principal, and then coordinator in Aiken County.  She and her husband Bryan, who will you most likely see serving funnel cakes at varsity football games for the band booster, have four children.  All her children are attending North Augusta Schools and she considers North Augusta home.

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Mr. Casey Crane

Mr. Casey Crane began his career in education in 2000 and has served as a Special Education Teacher, a Read 180 instructor, Learning Strategies instructor, and Aiken iNNOVATE educator. Originally from West Virginia, Mr. Crane, his wife, and two daughters moved to Aiken County in 2019. His academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, a Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education, and a Multi-Categorical Special Education Certificate, all from West Virginia University. He also holds Principal, Curriculum Instructor, and Superintendent certifications from Salem International University. 

 

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Mr. David Harris

Mr. Harris joined the administrative team after having served as a computer science and information technology instructor at North Augusta High for thirteen years. He is a proud graduate of North Augusta High and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Augusta University as well as a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership and Supervision from Gardner Webb University. He and his Wife have two amazing daughters and enjoy spending time at Jekyll Island and being in or near the ocean. Mr. Harris will serve 10th grade students, coordinate textbooks, and oversee on-site weekend SAT administration.

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Ms. Kristin Risher

Mrs. Kristin Risher is beginning her 5th year as an Assistant Principal at North Augusta High School.  Mrs. Risher is a graduate of Aiken County Schools and was fortunate to teach at her high school Alma Mater, Silver Bluff, as Director of Bands for 11 years before transitioning to her current position.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Instrumental Music Education from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Augusta University.  Mrs. Risher resides in North Augusta with her husband, Shawn, and two daughters.  She is excited to continue serving the students, families, and community of North Augusta.  Go Jackets!

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