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The Head of Gryffindor House is a Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with the specific role of looking after the students in their House. It is unknown how a professor would be elected for the post, but it's most likely that the headmaster chooses the professor whom embodies all the qualities Godric Gryffindor himself had (bravery, daring, conscientiousness, etc.) and was probably in Gryffindor House when he/she was at Hogwarts.
Special duties in the History of Hogwarts
The following are special duties that were performed by the Head of Gryffindor in the past.
- 1992–1993 school year
- 1993–1994 school year
- 1997–1998 school year
Known Heads of Gryffindor
- Godric Gryffindor - founder of Gryffindor house (and indeed one of the founders of Hogwarts school).
- Minerva McGonagall - Head of Gryffindor house during Harry's time at Hogwarts. She became Headmistress when Severus Snape died.
- Muldoon Cragg
- Damara Dodderidge
- Uric Oapley
- Podric Piles
- Tobias Stump
- Head of Hufflepuff House
- Head of Ravenclaw House
- Head of Slytherin House