Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year. Please help us celebrate River Ridge High School’s new leader: Todd Miller!
River Ridge High School’s new leader brings to the post experience running the Cherokee County School District’s largest and most diverse high school.
Over his five years as Principal of Cherokee High School, Todd Miller worked to further unite and raise up the Warrior community and will do the same in his new role leading the Knights.
“I am super excited to get to know our students and teachers -- it’s a great opportunity to build relationships throughout our school and community,” Principal Miller said. “School as we know it has changed, and I want our students, teachers and parents to feel they have a leader who truly cares about each and every one of them. Our motto this year coincides with CCSD: We are ‘U-Knighted’ -- we are stronger together. I hope to bring excitement, enthusiasm, and motivation to both students and teachers to want to strive to continue getting better each day.”
Principal Miller began his education career in Florida as a special education teacher and joined CCSD in 2004 in the same role at Sequoyah High School. He advanced to serve as an assistant principal and athletic director there for eight years before being tapped in 2015 as the next Principal of Cherokee High School. A graduate of the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy, he has earned bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist in leadership degrees.
“Todd is his school’s biggest cheerleader – he encourages his students and their families, teachers and staff, and community partners to work together for the success of all,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “His heart is just as big for inclusivity, and we know he will work to ensure that each student feels valued and is supported in both academic and social and emotional learning.”
He and his wife, Becky, who is a teacher at Hickory Flat ES, have two children who attend Sequoyah HS.
How can parents be more involved? “Parents can get involved in many ways, one is through PTA, which is a formal organization that is composed of parents, teachers and faculty that is intended to facilitate parental participation in our school. All proceeds will support our students and teachers. Another is, running for any School Council vacancies that may come available. School Council consists of a group of people elected by their peers to advise the Principal on matters, and is a forum for open discussion between the Principal and the elected community members. At River Ridge, we look forward to have parents involved in our Booster Clubs, become volunteers for the school or simply come out and support all of our athletic and fine art programs. I look forward to working with all of our community stakeholders in order to make River Ridge the finest educational institution around. Go Knights! We are simply U-Knighted!”