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West Bolivar Elementary School will welcome Addie Carmichel-Miller back as its principal this week. Miller started at the Rosedale school halfway through last year and said she is excited to return for her first full term as principal. A Delta native, Miller grew up in Shaw where she attended Broad Street High School and graduated from Delta State University. After college she jumped right into working with children and has never looked back For the last 14 years Miller has served in multiple positions in the education world. "I was a teacher for five years. Then I served as a literacy coach for another five years before becoming an assistant principal. I did that for three years before becoming the principal here at West Bolivar Elementary in January of 2018," said Miller. She said, "the critical need of the students in the area, "drew her to the district. "I really enjoy the friendliness of the people here and way family is such an important part of the culture in the town," she added. Since she was at the school last year, Miller has had a chance to think about what she would like to continue and what she would like to add to her school's offerings. "I would really like to continue our partnership with Delta Arts Alliance. I want our students to have the opportunity to engage in music experiences again this year. I would also like to start some youth sport programs, though I don’t have any specifics on that yet," said Miller. Ultimately her primary objective is to ensure that her students do well in the coming year. "I want every child at West Bolivar Elementary to show growth and be successful and I believe we can reach that goal," she said.

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