Superintendent Robert Sparkman confirmed Wednesday that Jeremy Crigger, the school’s current principal, will be vacating that position later this month. Crigger has accepted a job as assistant principal at Mountain Brook High School.
“Mr. Crigger said this was an opportunity that he wanted to take, and I wish him well,” Sparkman said.
Crigger has served as Walker’s principal for the past three school years. Sparkman said Crigger will remain at the school until July 23.
“He will be there and will be helping throughout this transition,” Sparkman said.
The Walker High principal’s job has been posted, and several applications have already been submitted, Sparkman said.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from within the system and across the state,” he said. “We’ve posted the job on sites throughout Alabama. Right now, we have it opened up for applications, but we should begin the interview process soon.”
Sparkman said an official timeline to hire a new principal has not been established, but he is hopeful to have someone in place by the end of July.
“That may not be possible. It may be the first week in August, but we’re not hurrying. We want to bring in the right person,” he said.
Sparkman called the principal’s position at Walker High School a “quality” job. He said the number of applications received so far speaks to the school’s statewide perception.
“It’s a great high school, and it is in a great community,” he said. “Jasper really supports all its schools. The person who becomes Walker High’s next principal will walk into a great situation with a lot of support.”