Dawn Miller, who previously served as principal of Sinai Elementary, has been named the new principal at Halifax County Middle School.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling,” said Miller, who spent four years at Sinai Elementary School, but she’s “very excited” to be moving forward with the middle school team.

“I’m proud and honored. I look forward to developing strong relationships with students, staff and families at the middle school,” she added.

Acting on a motion by Vice Chairman Sandra Garner Coleman and a second by ED-8 Trustee Walter Potts, Halifax County School Board members unanimously accepted the recommendation when they met Monday night.

ED-6 Trustee Freddie Edmunds was absent from the meeting.

Being someone who is “big on relationships,” she hopes to be an administrator who is encouraging, motivating and a constant who can be trusted to want what is best for students.

“I believe all children want to be well but need to be steered in the right direction to do well. While academics are a big part of it, they also need to feel safe, loved and cared for while at school,” said Miller.

The middle school position became available following the resignation of Magie Wilkerson, who accepted a position at Bluestone High School.

Miller’s move to the middle school principalship creates a principal vacancy at Sinai Elementary School.

Miller previously has served as a teacher in Halifax County Public Schools until 2013 when she became assistant principal at Halifax County High School.

She has a bachelor of science in applied mathematics and engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Education in administration and supervision from Liberty University

Ashley Hodge reports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at ahodge@gazettevirginian.com

Ashley Hodge is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at ahodge@gazettevirginian.com