Sheri Duff Named New Principal at Pleasure Ridge Park High School

Duff is a JCPS graduate and has dedicated 25 years to the district

Becoming the principal of Pleasure Ridge Park High School (PRP) may be a new role for Sheri Duff, but the school is very much a familiar place for her. The longtime educator has strong and personal ties to PRP.

“Sheri Duff is a veteran administrator with a strong understanding and connection to PRP High School. She is a former student, and her children have graduated from PRP HS,” JCPS Assistant Superintendent of High Schools Christy Rogers said. “She values the strong community, alumni, and faculty at PRP. Ms. Duff believes student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything at PRP.”

Duff graduated from Butler High School and later started her career with the district as a teacher at Central High School. She taught the business management and entrepreneurship magnet program for seven years before becoming the assistant principal. Duff served in that role for 13 years before becoming the assistant principal at Newcomer Academy in January 2016.

“Pleasure Ridge Park High School has long been known as a school with a strong sense of school pride and rich tradition. I am honored to become part of the Ridge Community as the new principal of this very special place,” Duff said. “I look forward to collaborating with the stakeholders of PRP to strengthen each students’ sense of belonging, especially as we look toward moving to in-person learning, and re-establishing our commitment to pride, respect and perseverance.”

Duff earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Louisville and a principal certification from Indiana University Southeast.

Duff started her new position on January 19.