Bedford County School Superintendent Tammy Garrett recently announced the promotion of Becky Miller to principal at Southside Elementary. Miller’s first official day as principal will be Monday, Dec. 12.
Miller, who has served as Cascade Elementary’s assistant principal since 2021, replaces Stefanie Landis, who resigned as principal earlier this month.
“We’re excited to have Mrs. Miller on board at Southside Elementary after gaining experience as assistant principal,” said Garrett. “She has extensive experience in the Response to Intervention process, or RTI, for accelerating student learning in literacy, and she is an instructional leader, especially at the elementary level.
Prior to Cascade Elementary, Miller was in the Bedford County Schools (BCS) central office as the RTI coordinator for 2 years. In this role, Miller served all BCS with strategies for providing effective, high-quality, instruction and progress monitoring. She was instrumental as well with applying support strategies for struggling students.
Miller is in her 19th year in education, which included teaching in Rutherford County at the elementary level before transitioning to instructional coach at both the elementary and middle school levels.
The new, local principal also served at the state level in the areas of standards development, standards trainings for teachers and assessment committees. Miller earned her bachelor’s in elementary education and her master of education in administration and supervision from Middle Tennessee State University.
Miller and husband, Matthew, have been married for 30 years; they have two adult sons, Jacob and Mitchell. Residents of Bedford County, they attend Fair Haven Baptist Church.
“Mrs. Miller has had a great mentor in Cascade Elementary School Principal Robin Adcock in forming relationships with students and teachers,” said Garrett. “She has a passion for students and their success, which will serve her well and will be a great asset for Southside Elementary.”