Marlon Miller named new principal of King Elementary School.

Background as educator, athletic director gives him experience to 'ensure individual student success'

Marlon Miller has been named the new principal of Martin Luther King Elementary School.

An educator for nearly 20 years, Miller has served as a teacher, athletic director and an assistant principal across elementary and secondary schools in Jefferson County Public Schools. 

picture of new King Elementary principal Marlon Miller
“These experiences have afforded me opportunities to understand the district from varying perspectives,” he said.  “But most importantly, it has deepened my understanding of the varying systems needed to ensure individual student success.”

Miller most recently served as the assistant principal at Carter Traditional Elementary School, where he worked to build an equitable community for all children and families. 

In addition, his background in athletics throughout the state – he was a longtime athletic director at Central High School, and is president-elect of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control – has inspired him to take a holistic approach to child development.  “I understand the role a teacher, extracurricular activities and school administrators play in individual student success, and how all of these components work together to create a school environment that supports faculty, staff, students and families,” Miller said.

Dr. Nate Meyer, assistant superintendent of Accelerated Improvement Schools, said Miller will be an asset for the school, bringing both experiential knowledge and high-level training to the role to make decisions that foster student success.

“We are confident that the energy and passion he will bring to King Elementary School will inspire the staff, students and families to high levels of achievement,” Meyer said.