JEFFERSON — Nikki Miller has been named the interim principal at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson, Chesterfield County School District officials announced last week.
Miller replaces Dr. Diana Smith, who has accepted a position in another district. Earlier this month, Miller had been named director of adult education in Chesterfield County.
Before the early July switch, Miller served as an assistant principal, career specialist and teacher at Pageland’s Central High School, district spokesman Ken Buck said in a release.
That experience in the community will serve Miller well, said Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. Harrison Goodwin.
“She has a great reputation and a wonderful rapport with the parents,” Goodwin said. “I know that her work ethic and her attention to detail will serve her well at New Heights.
Miller said she relishes the opportunity to help students prepare for their future and for their advancement to Central High School.
“I look forward to leading and being a member of the New Heights Middle School family,” she said. “I know that we will accomplish great things working together because as I have stated so many times before there is excellence through teamwork.”
Miller earned a bachelor of science degree in business education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill. She later earned a master’s of education from Francis Marion University in 2001 in instructional accommodations.
In 2010, Miller earned another master of education degree from Wingate University in educational leadership. She has participated in the district’s Aspiring Principals Program since 2013 and completed the South Carolina Developing Aspiring Principals Program in 2014.
She is also a licensed global career development facilitator and licensed K-12 administrator in South Carolina.