Administration and Staff
Paul Whiddon
Paul Whiddon

Principal's 2021
Welcome to Ruckel

photo of Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Assistant Principal
photo of Kayla Nutt
Kayla Nutt
Assistant Principal
Watson, S

Susie Watson
Dean of Students

Visit the Guidance Resource Page
photo of Laura Long

Laura Long

Guidance Counselor -- last names A-K
Anne Sparks
School Mental Health Counselor

Debbie Miller
Social Worker

Brenda Runge

Guidance Secretary

Kim Jenkins

Jamie Perry

Jamie Perry

Guidance Counselor -- last names L-Z

Administrative Staff

Kristy Davies
School Secretary
Ms Davies schedules appointments with the principal, facilitates the use of substitute teachers, and maintains school attendance records, as well as serving as Front Office receptionist.
photo of Felicia Hutchins

Ms. Felicia Hutchins

Ms. Hutchins assists with any matters regarding funds and payments. Her office is near the Guidance department.
photo of Kim Piccorossi

Ms. Kim Piccorossi
Student Services Secretary
Ms. Piccorossi will assist you with discipline issues, bus schedules, and other matters. Her desk is outside past the bookkeeper's office.
Julie Riffle
School Nurse -- 850-833-4142, option 5
The school nurse will help you with immunization records, school physical records, administering medication during school hours, picking up a sick child, and other public health issues.

School Resource Officer
Deputy SmithDeputy Chad Smith
School Resource Officer (SRO)
At C.W. Ruckel Middle School, the safety of students and staff is of the utmost importance. The Okaloosa County School Board and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up in order to maintain a safe learning environment in our schools. A full time Deputy Sheriff, known as the School Resource Officer (SRO), has been assigned to each middle and high school campus. The SRO for Ruckel Middle School is not only responsible for the safety of the students and staff, but also mediates student/student and student/ parent conflicts. The officer is available for conferences related to law enforcement and crime prevention. The officer gives classroom presentations on law related issues, and hosts small group discussions. Deputy Smith can be reached during school hours at 833-4142.

To learn more about the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, please visit
To learn more about the Okaloosa County School Resource Officer program, visit

Information for Parents: What is Sexting and What is Child Pornography?
Approved content updates for the RUCKEL website may be submitted to the RUCKEL webmaster - click here.
For questions about the accessibility of this website or to request access to any information currently inaccessible,
contact the Okaloosa County School District webmaster at
Last Updated September 27, 2021