Principal

Dr. Travis Schrimsher

Phone: 256.233.6617

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D, Trevecca Nazarene University Master's in Educational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University Graduate studies at Francis Marion University B.S. Ed. in Social Science, Athens State University

Dr. Travis Schrimsher

Dr. Schrimsher currently serves as the Principal of Athens High School, Athens City Schools’ “Flagship School”. Athens High School is named to the list of “America’s Best High Schools 2017” by US News and World Reports. He previously served as Principal of Decatur High School in Decatur, Alabama. During his time there, Decatur High School was named to the list of “America’s Best High Schools 2015” by US News and World Reports, named an AP Honor Roll School, named a CLAS Banner School, improved the graduation rate from 76 to 87%, improved the Junior ACT average from 18.5 to 19.6, and was beneficiary of the John’s Hopkins award for reduction of retention rates.  He has previously served as an assistant principal for Madison City Schools at James Clemens High School in the capacity of principal of The Academy and Alternative School. He also served Madison City Schools as an assistant principal, a teacher, and coach at Bob Jones High School. He has served as a teacher and two-time state championship football coach at Smyrna High School (Smyrna, Tenn.), Millington High School (Shelby County, Memphis, Tenn.), and Lake City High School (Florence County, S.C.). He is the proud father of two phenomenal daughters, Sophia Nicole (6) and Hadley Grace (3), and has been married to the former Nikki Hayden of Athens, Alabama for fifteen years. He is originally from Limestone County and graduated from Elkmont High School, and now resides in Athens, Alabama. He is an member of EPIC church.