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The Seaside School, Inc., the oldest operating public charter school in Florida consisting of Seaside Neighborhood School (grades 5-8) and Seacoast Collegiate High School (grades 9-12), is delighted to announce the selection of Dr. Thomas Miller as its new Executive Director. Dr. Miller, a seasoned education professional with over 20 years of experience, including 15 years in charter school leadership, brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for personalized learning to lead the school into the future.
Under the guidance of Dr. Miller, the organization is excited to embark on an ambitious expansion of Seacoast Collegiate High School in partnership with Northwest Florida State College in Walton County. Dr. Miller’s expertise in strategic planning and his commitment to providing students with a college and career preparatory education will be instrumental in this endeavor. By fostering strong relationships and collaborations with Northwest Florida State College and the local community, Dr. Miller will ensure the successful execution of the expansion project, allowing Seacoast Collegiate High School to offer even more students the opportunity to excel academically and thrive in a supportive and innovative learning environment.
“Dr. Miller’s impressive track record in charter school leadership and his unwavering dedication to personalized learning make him the perfect candidate to lead our school into the future,” stated Kavanaugh Tucker, The Seaside School, Inc. Board Chair. “We are particularly excited about his expertise in strategic planning, which will be invaluable as we embark on the ambitious expansion of Seacoast Collegiate High School in partnership with Northwest Florida State College. With Dr. Miller at the helm, we are confident in our ability to provide an exceptional college and career preparatory education to even more students, fostering their academic excellence and success in a supportive and innovative learning environment.”
“I am honored to have been selected as the next Executive Director for The Seaside School, Inc.,” said Dr. Miller. “I firmly believe in the potential of all students to achieve at the highest levels. My focus will be on serving the educators in our community, empowering them to personalize instructional methods and meet the unique needs of each learner while also fostering a student-first learning model. Together with the dedicated professionals at The Seaside School, Inc., I am eager to provide effective leadership and support to create a safe and nurturing learning environment, as well as oversee the exciting expansion of Seacoast Collegiate High School. I truly believe that in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, we will make a positive impact on the Walton County community both educationally and economically.”
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, his professional career has been mainly focused in North Carolina, most recently in Raleigh. Dr. Miller holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from UNC-Wilmington. His extensive experience as an educator, coupled with his deep understanding of personalized learning and student success, make him an ideal fit for the role of Executive Director at the Seaside School.
The public is invited to join The Seaside School, Inc. for a special welcome reception for Dr. Miller on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 4pm-6pm at North Beach Social in Santa Rosa Beach.
About The Seaside School
The Seaside School, Inc. – the oldest operating public charter school in Florida and comprised of Seaside Neighborhood School in Seaside, Florida and Seacoast Collegiate High School located on the nearby campus of Northwest Florida State College – was founded in 1996 with the simple goal of creating a school to address the need for a better middle school education in Walton County. Today, Seaside School has nearly 400 students across the two campuses serving grades 5th through 12th and was ranked the number one combination charter school in the state of Florida for the 2021-2022 school year based on the Florida Department of Education School Grade Program. For more information, visit SeasideSchools.net.