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 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 26 years, Dr. Rizer has served as a principal in Houston County for 19 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 25 years and have two children, Madison and Hunter. Madison is a 2018 HOCO graduate and currently attends North Georgia University. Hunter will be a senior this year at Houston County High School. Dr. Rizer has a passion for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
Mr. Jones has been in the teaching profession since 2005. In the spring of that year he earned his B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education from UGA, where he was a member of the UGA Redcoat Marching Band. He has since obtained his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University and his Specialist's Degree in Teaching and Leading from Georgia Southwestern.
Mr. Jones taught for five years Houston County High School then transferred to Veterans High School to become the mathematics department chair in the fall of 2010. In 2014 he returned to Houston County High School as an Assistant Principal. He is married and has two children.