ROBERTSDALE, Ala. -- Daphne High School assistant principal Joseph Roh has been tapped as the next principal of Robertsdale High School.
Roh has been appointed to fill the position after Dr. Craig Ross resigned as principal at RHS in March. Ross, whose contract runs through June, was appointed principal following the retirement of Theresa Bryant in October of 2011.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve this great community,” Roh said in a telephone interview on Friday. “There are a number of great things happening right now at (Robertsdale High School) and there is great potential for more advancement in the future.”
Roh’s appointment was announced on Friday in an email sent by Baldwin County School Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee to the media, parents, employees and community friends of Robertsdale High School.
“Please join me in congratulating … Roh on his recent appointment as principal of Robertsdale High School,” Lee said in the release. “We look forward to his leadership at Robertsdale High School.”
According to Roh’s biography on the Daphne High School website, he grew up in Baldwin County and graduated from Fairhope High School.
Roh earned a B.S. in marine biology and a Master’s degree in secondary education science at Auburn University before spending 10 years at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Ga., where he taught a wide variety of science courses, including IB biology, AP biology, ESOL biology, chemistry and ecology. He also coached football, soccer and volleyball.
After 10 years in the Atlanta area, he moved back to Baldwin County. Roh taught at Daphne Middle School, went to Robertsdale High School in 2006 where he taught biology before going to Daphne High in 2007, where he served as International Baccalaureate coordinator.
“I am already familiar with a lot of the faculty members at Robertsdale High, many of whom I worked with at the school and several more who also came from Daphne High School,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with them.”
During his tenure at DHS he earned his administrative degree from the University of South Alabama and took on the duties as assistant principal in 2009, along with the duties of IB coordinator.
Roh said he is ready to get to work at Robertsdale High School.
“I understand that there are several positions that need to be filled at the school and I am working with the school system to expedite matters so that we can get the best people possible into those positions,” he said.
He and his wife Shannon have four children, Susan, Joey, Mary Elizabeth and Jimmy.