'A DREAM ... COME TRUE' Sanders named Antioch Elementary School's principal

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Antioch Elementary School Principal Kelli Sanders says she's focused on the first week of school for now, but she plans to promote student tablet use and enhance the music program.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

CRESTVIEW — During the summer, Kelli Sanders had been serving as Antioch Elementary School’s interim principal.

Now, it's official: she is the school's new leader.

She replaces Wanda Avery, who's now principal at the Okaloosa STEMM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medical — Academy in Valparaiso.

Sanders has more than 20 years' experience in the Okaloosa School District, serving as an educator and administrator. The Laurel Hill School alumna recently served three years as Riverside Elementary School's assistant principal.

In addition to teaching at Walker Elementary School for 18 years, Sanders served one year as a teacher on special assignment for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in Okaloosa County.

Sanders, now a first-year school principal, said she has found her ideal school.

“It’s a tough job, but it has been a dream for me and it’s come true,” she said.



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