Irl George served as a teacher and an administrator at Shawnee Heights for thirty-three years. Prior to working at Shawnee Heights, Mr. George served five years of active duty in the U.S. Navy along with another fifteen years in the Navy Reserves, retiring in 1976 as a Commander. From 1962 to 1978 and after transferring from Berryton High School, Mr. George taught business classes, coached football and basketball, sponsored Pep Club and FBLA and negotiated agreements for his fellow teachers before serving as an assistant principal from 1978-1994. As one of the building’s original faculty members when Shawnee Heights High School first opened in 1962, Mr. George provided leadership and direction while the students and staff transitioned into a new school. Up to his retirement in 1994, Mr. George was well known and respected by both students and staff. Irl George passed away in 2014.