Dr. John Poynter is beginning his 30th year in education. He joined GHS during the 2015-2016 school year, after being in the GISD Student Services Department since 2007-2008. Prior to this, he spent 10 years in Mesquite ISD and 4 years in Dayton ISD. In his career thus far, he has served in several roles. He was a History teacher at both the middle school and high school levels, a coach and an assistant principal at both levels and a central office administrator.
Dr. Poynter graduated from Kent State University with his Bachelor’s degree and Texas A&M Commerce with his Masters and Doctorate.
Dr. Poynter has three amazing children: Kenzie, Jace and Greyson. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and the outdoors, working out and being active, coaching his kids, watching sports and traveling whenever possible.
Dr. Poynter is extremely excited to be working with the students, parents and staff here at GHS and is looking forward to a great year.
"GIG ’EM, OWLS!!!"