During a special called meeting last Monday, the board of education approved the transition of David Miller into one of two assistant principal roles at Emanuel County Institute. This action was part of a two-part move as one of ECI’s current assistant principals, Manzie Broxton, was tapped to lead Swainsboro Middle next year as principal, thus creating a vacancy. A front-page story about this decision appeared in last week’s Chronicle, including a profile on Broxton. A full profile on Miller could not be obtained in time for press last week, but The Chronicle caught up with him this Monday to personally connect readers with the man who will help lead the Bulldogs come next school term.
According to Miller, he is 47-years-old and has been in education for more than two decades.
“Several members of my family are teachers, and I always admired their passion for helping students,” he explained about his decision to pursue his profession. “Today, I have a Bachelor of Science from McNeese State University, a Master of Instructional Technology from Troy, and a Specialist in Teacher Leadership and an educational leadership add-on from Valdosta State.”
He entered the workforce 25 years ago. Fourteen of those were spent at the high school level while the remaining 11 have been at the middle school level, including the last four as assistant principal of Swainsboro Middle.
When asked why he loves working as an educator, Miller pointed his attention to public schools and the next generation those systems serve.
“I love America and believe strongly in the public education system. I decided to be an educator so I could have an impact on our children’s future.”
Miller went on to say he has a special fondness for being in a leadership position—but not in a selfish way.
“I enjoy creating positive outcomes through leadership opportunities, and I strive to model my leadership skills by ensuring my words match my actions. Leading with integrity and helping colleagues and students gives me happiness.”
ECI’s newest assistant principal says he found out about the transfer as part of the latest board meeting. Immediately, he was grateful for principal Anetria Edenfield providing him an opportunity to hone his leadership skills.
He is similarly thankful for the time he has gotten to serve the students, staff, and faculty of Swainsboro Middle. Miller calls it an “honor” to earn the trust of parents, teachers, and students alike on Tiger Trail.
Finally, The Chronicle inquired about Miller’s goals for ECI. He responded, “My wife, Rebecca, and I are homeowners in Twin City, so we have a stake in Emanuel County and we want the best for all students. I will be listening and observing so I can match my skill set to the goals of the ECI community.”
His start date will be effective July 1, 2022.
Miller is a native of Louisiana, and he has two children, Abigail Miller and Cameron Madden.