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School Board Approves New Administrators 7.11.16

At the July 11th School Board meeting Philip Dorn was named the Athletic Director at Fort Walton Beach High School, and Ryan Gore was named an Assistant Principal at Choctawhatchee High School.

Philip Dorn - Athletic Director at Fort Walton Beach High School

Picture of Philip Dorn, FWBHS Athletic Director, with Superintendent Jackson, Principal Spolski, and Dorn's family.

Philip Dorn is a highly experienced service first leader, master educator, competitive football coach, strength and conditioning specialist, and administrator.  He holds a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Ohio State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Wittenberg University.  He has held teaching certifications in both Florida and Ohio.  

Dorn spent the last two seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Alabama A&M University.  Prior to that, he spent eight seasons as head coach and Athletic Director at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Florida.  During his tenure at Bishop Verot, Dorn had five winning seasons, facilitated 21 sports programs for a combined 104 district championships, 22 regional championships, and 6 state championships.

Dorn is a family centered man who has a daughter, Chelsey, who is attending Auburn University, a son, Karl, who will be a junior, and his wife, Lee Ann.  Coach Dorn is excited about the opportunity to become a Viking.

Ryan Gore - Assistant Principal at Choctawhatchee High School

Picture of Ryan Gore, AP at Choctaw HS, at School Board meeting with Superintendent Jackson, Principal Hale, and his family

Ryan Gore is a product of the Okaloosa County School District.  He attended Mary Esther Elementary School, Bruner Middle School, and graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. After high school, he attended William Carey College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  He also has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida.

Upon graduating from college, Gore taught math and coached football and track for two years in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  In 2004, he decided to return home and continue his career in Okaloosa County where he taught math for two years at Ocean City.  He has had the opportunity to serve as the Title I and Homeless Specialist for two years, a Program Director in Information Systems for five years, and, most recently, as an Assistant Principal at Niceville High School for two and a half years.