Jeff Prewitt will be the new principal of Southside High School, Fort Smith Public Schools announced Thursday (July 15). Prewitt has served as an assistant principal of Southside High School since 2018.
“I am very honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to serve the Southside community in the role of building principal. There are many exciting things happening at Southside, and to be able to serve students, staff, and families at this time is a true blessing,” Prewitt said.
The FSPS Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dr. Lisa Miller, Southside High School principal, at a board meeting June 28. Miller served as the school’s head administrator for three years, succeeding long-time principal Wayne Haver. She resigned from her position because she is moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Prior to his role as Southside assistant principal, Prewitt served as assistant principal of Ramsey Junior High School, physical education and health teacher, and coach within Fort Smith Public Schools.
“I am pleased to see Mr. Prewitt continue his leadership role at Southside High School as principal. The students, families, faculty and staff at Southside are in great hands,” said Dr. Terry Morawski, FSPS superintendent.
Prewitt has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Arkansas Tech University and a master’s and bachelor’s degree, both in physical education, from Henderson State University.