Phone: 205-379-5550


Degrees and Certifications:

2021- Educational Specialist- Instructional Leadership- University of West Alabama 2005- Masters of Education- Educational Administration- University of Montevallo 2000- Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education- University of Alabama

Mr. Ryan Griffin

I am honored to be the principal at West Jefferson Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! The safety and well-being of our students and staff is my top priority, therefore, I will strive daily to ensure a safe learning environment at West Jefferson.  I believe that every student has the ability to learn and be successful and feel it is our mission, as educators, to give them the resources they deserve to be successful.  I am looking forward to a great school year.  
Before coming to West Jefferson I spent the previous 2 plus years at Bragg Middle School as the Assistant Principal.  Prior to that, I taught social studies at Bottenfield Middle School for 4 years and AP Government and Politics, US Government, and Economics at Gardendale High School for 14 years.  I was also the head basketball coach at both Bottenfield Middle and Gardendale High School during my tenure at each school.  
On a personal note, I am married to my wife Brandye and we have 2 wonderful kids.  We enjoy spending time together.  Swimming is our favorite family activity because its one thing we all agree on, and we also love to travel.