Principal's Corner
Dr. Douglas Rizer

Dr. Douglas Rizer

Expect Excellence
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 24 years, Dr. Rizer has served as a principal in Houston County for 17 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 23 years and have two children, Madison and Hunter. Madison is a 2018 HOCO graduate and currently attends North Georgia University. Hunter will be a sophomore this coming year at Houston County High School. Dr. Rizer has a passion for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
Dr. Rizer