The Grandview school board has hired Robert Brown as Grandview Heights High School's new principal.

Brown, who currently serves as assistant principal at McCord Middle School in Worthington, will replace Ken Chaffin. Chaffin earlier this year accepted a position as principal at Early College High School in the Marysville Exempted Village School District.

Brown will begin his new job Aug. 1 at a salary of $110,000.

Superintendent Andy Culp said every person he spoke with from Worthington "raved" about Brown's "student-centered approach, his willingness to go above and beyond to help each individual student, his work ethic and his collaborative work style."

Brown said he felt welcome in Grandview the moment he set foot in high school.

"I can't say how excited I am to have the opportunity to serve and lead in such an amazing place," he said.