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Dr.  Douglas  Rizer
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Principal's Bio


I am honored to serve as principal of Houston County High School. The motto at Houston County High is to ‘Bear Down and Expect Excellence.’  We will take pride in providing our students with rigorous academics and extracurricular activities that meet the needs of all HCHS students.  Together we will foster a community that produces high-achieving students and world-class citizens."

An educator for 22 years, Dr. Rizer has served as a principal in Houston County for 15 years.  Prior to being appointed as Houston County High School's principal, he served as principal at Quail Run and Lake Joy Elementary.  He has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Master of Administrative Leadership from Georgia Southern University, a specialist in leadership from Georgia College and State University and a doctorate in leadership from Argosy University.

Dr. Rizer grew up in Orlando, Fla. He graduated from Boone High School and received a football scholarship to Lindenwood University where he played for two years.  Next he transferred to Georgia Southern University where he met his wife, Meridith. They have been married for 20 years and have two children, Madison and Hunter.  Dr. Rizer has a passion for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  He also enjoys being involved with his children's sports teams.