Picture of Ashley Miller, Superintendent Jackson, and SRMS administrators at School Board Meeting

School Board Approves New Administrator 11.14.16

At the November 14th School Board meeting Ashley Miller was named the Assistant Principal at Shoal River Middle School.

As a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, Miller says she has had the honor of attending some of the best schools in the state.  “I attended Walker Elementary, Davidson Middle School, and Baker High School. After graduating from Florida State University, I began my teaching career at Crestview High School where I coached and learned all about Bulldog Pride!”

Miller realized early on that she wanted to teach at a wide range of grade levels so that she would be able to see how students grow and develop and when an opening came, she moved to Walker Elementary School and taught ELA for four years with a great team.  Next, she moved to Laurel Hill School where she taught Social Studies at a variety of grade levels and returned to coaching volleyball.  “There is nothing quite like being a Laurel Hill Hobo and I treasure the experience that I gained from working with Sue Sexton, who inspired me to pursue my master’s degree and the administrative track,” said Miller.

While pursuing her master’s degree she became a Shoal River Mustang before accepting a position as the Literacy Coach at Riverside Elementary where she has been for the last three years.  “My time at Riverside allowed me to learn and grow as a professional and the guidance and mentorship that I have received from Mrs. Matz has been invaluable and has prepared me for the job ahead,” said Miller.

Miller says she cannot wait to return to Shoal River and take on the role of assistant principal.  “Once a Mustang, always a Mustang!”