School Board Approves New Administrators

The Okaloosa County School Board approved the following new administrators at the May 13, 2019, School Board Meeting: Craig Miller as the Principal of Shoal River Middle School and Sarah Smith as the Assistant Principal II (12 month) at Meigs Middle School.

Craig Miller, Principal of Shoal River Middle School

Craig Miller, Principal of Shoal River Middle School

Craig Miller was born and raised in Crestview, Florida and attended Bob Sikes Elementary, Richbourg Middle School, and is a graduate from Crestview High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of West Florida in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Miller is also certified by the Florida Department of Education in the areas of Educational Leadership and School Principal. 

Miller began his teaching career in 2004 at Meigs Middle School where he taught Talented and Gifted Social Studies and also coached the boys’ baseball and basketball teams. He has served as an Assistant Principal at Niceville High School for the last 10 years. 

Craig is very excited to be returning back to his roots and working with the teachers, parents, and community of Shoal River Middle School.     

Sarah Smith, Assistant Principal II at Meigs Middle School

Sarah Smith, Assistant Principal II at Meigs Middle School

Sarah Smith is a proud graduate of the Okaloosa County school system. She attended Southside Elementary School, Davidson Middle School, and graduated from Crestview High School. Following high school, Smith attended Florida State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences. While teaching, she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Smith returned to Okaloosa County and served as a local church Youth Director. The following fall, she became a proud member of Shoal River Middle School’s instructional staff. Sarah has worked for several local schools to include: Shoal River Middle School, Laurel Hill School, and Davidson Middle School. She has had the opportunity to teach various levels of secondary math and science. In her years as an instructional member, she has valued her role in helping students, staff, and community members. Smith is passionate and devoted to ensuring all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential and is committed to empowering students to achieve success. 

Sarah is thankful to be surrounded by her family, Jafar, and son Kellan, parents, and life-long friends in Crestview. She is excited to continue to grow and work alongside incredible individuals in Okaloosa County.