Nicole Marshall and Family

Kirksville R-III School District announces new Ray Miller Elementary Principal

KIRKSVILLE, MO (February 16, 2023) – The Kirksville R-III School District has announced Mrs. Nicole Marshall as the Principal of Ray Miller Elementary School starting the 2023-2024 school year. She replaces Ms. Kristin VanRie who will retire at the end of this school year after 33 years in public education.

Marshall is currently in her 22nd year teaching 4th-grade at Ray Miller Elementary. She has served in leadership roles across the district including being the grade-level leader. Marshall graduated from Truman State University with a Masters of Elementary Education in 2001. She is currently working on her Education Specialists degree in Educational Leadership from William Woods and is set to graduate from that program in 2024. Marshall and her husband Greg have three children all of who have grown up in the Kirksville R-III School District.

Marshall says “I am excited to continue working with others to build the Ray Miller Elementary community. I’ve spent my entire teaching career in this building, and I’ve grown to love the faculty, staff, students, and families. Throughout my time here, I’ve been surrounded by people who were willing to help me grow and learn. Going forward, I want to pass on that knowledge and support that was given to me – fostering a safe and positive environment where everyone can learn.”

Ray Miller Elementary Principal Kristin VanRie stated, "Nicole Marshall is passionate about her job and has mentored so many of our teachers along the way. She is committed to building relationships with staff, students, and families. She will continue to increase the academic achievements of our students and our staff. Ray Miller Elementary is excited to welcome Mrs. Marshall into her new role next year.”
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