Dreyfoos Principal, Dr. Susan Atherley Named PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR - Region 4 - by Magnet Schools of America
Dr. Susan Atherley
Dr. Susan Atherley is a 32 year Palm Beach County professional educator. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and with a minor in Fine Arts, Dr. Atherley went on to receive a Master’s degree in Counseling and Mental Health; a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. She has taught science and math in Palm Beach County public and private schools and she has served as a guidance counselor at Suncoast High School prior to becoming an assistant principal. Dr. Atherley has been a very successful principal at four schools prior to coming to Dreyfoos. In 2004, Dr. Atherley was named Palm Beach County Middle School Principal of the Year and she is currently the chairperson of the Palm Beach County K-12 Principal’s Association.
Leo Barrett is a career educator with over thirty years of experience as a teacher and administrator. Certified as a school principal at all levels, he has worked as an assistant principal at Dreyfoos for twelve years. He holds a Masters degree from Temple University.
Mr. Barrett holds Florida Professional Certification in School Principal (All Levels), Health Education 7-12, Physical Education K-8, Physical Education 6-12, and ESOL Endorsement.
Nicole Daly began her public education career in 2001 as a guidance counselor at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. In 2004 she became a counselor and later an assistant principal at Osceola Creek Middle School in Palm Beach county. Ms. Daly attended the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. She holds a Master's degree in Physchology and Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
George Miller has 23 years of experience in education. Prior to his tenure as an assistant principal at Dreyfoos, he was a guidance counselor at Lake Worth High School and Palm Beach Lakes High School. Certified in educational leadership on all levels, Mr. Miller holds a Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Guidance and Psychology.
Mr. Miller holds Florida Professional Certification in Educational Leadership (All Levels), Guidance and Counseling PreK-12, English 6-12, Speech 6-12, and ESOL Endorsement.
With an undergraduate and a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida, Suzanne Smith has been a 23 year career educator in Palm Beach County. She first began teaching at Sandpiper Elementary as a science and mathematics teacher moving on to become a mathematics teacher at Bak Middle School of the Arts. Ms. Smith has a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and has been an assistant principal at the elementary, middle and now the high school level.