Southside Administration

Lisa Miller, Principal

  • Lisa Miller, Principal

  • Dr. Lisa Miller, Principal - In the 2018-19 school year Dr. Miller became the third Principal of Southside High School.  Dr. Miller came to  Southside after serving as Principal of the Van Buren Freshman Academy for the past 6 years.  She is the first Secondary Principal in Arkansas to earn the designation  of Master Principal. 

Steve Arnold, Assistant Principal

Steve Arnold,  Assistant Principal
  • Steve Arnold, Assistant Principal - Mr. Arnold has been an Assistant Principal at Southside for over a decade.  Before that, he was an Assistant Principal at Kimmons Junior High, and has taught Science at both Chaffin and Belle Point.  He is an officer in the Arkansas Air National Guard and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (B.A. in Biology), and Arkansas Tech University (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership).  He would like everyone to know that he chose to enter the field of education over 20 years ago because he loved (and still loves) working with teens.

Michelle Burnett, Assistant Principal

Liana Bolton,  Assistant Principal
  • Michelle Burnett, Assistant Principal - Formally, Ms. Burnett served as an assistant principal of Euper Lane and Orr Elementary. Prior to the 2019-2020 administrator assignment, she served many years as both a classroom teacher and counselor for the Fort Smith Public Schools. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Arkansas Tech University. Ms. Burnett is also an active participant with the Fort Smith School District Vision 2023 strategic planning, serving on the Wellness action team. She is married to Eric Burnett. They have two beautiful daughters, Tia (22) and Malia (13).

Jeff Prewitt, Assistant Principal

Jeff Prewitt, Assistant Principal
  • Jeff Prewitt, Assistant Principal - Mr. Prewitt is committed to success for all students and understands that success will look different for each and every one.  Mr. Prewitt joined the Southside administrative team in 2018 after moving over from Ramsey Junior High.  He has been in education in Fort Smith since 2002, and has held positions ranging from classroom teacher to coach and now on to the role of assistant principal. Mr. Prewitt holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Henderson State University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University. He believes that all students have the ability to learn and strives to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential while at Southside.