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Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in Seaside Neighborhood School , 2019 School Year , Back to School , September–October 2019

Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. Its original goal was simple — create a school to address the need for better middle school education in Walton County — and we haven’t stopped since.

On Aug. 12, we welcomed back 184 middle school students to our Seaside Neighborhood campus. You may wonder, what makes Seaside School so SPECIAL? The answer to that question is multifaceted, but in large part is due to the qualities and values ingrained in each student from his or her first day on campus. It has become known as The Seaside Way. The Seaside Way guides our students every day to build individual character and create an enriched learning environment in which they may achieve their goals and be the best they can be. The Seaside Way was not created in a day and is not simply words on paper. It was developed over 20 years and is continually practiced and reinforced. What makes Seaside School so special? It is the Support, Exploration, Accountability, Scholarship, Independence, Dreams, and Effort of our students.

Seaside School Board of Directors Appoints Five New Members

• Greg Crouch—President/CEO, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Luverne, Alabama

• Christina Boatwright—Owner, Worthington Millwork

• David Milam — Partner Attorney, Dunlap & Shipman

• Kelly Nuckolls—Vice President of Marketing and Sales Operations, Grandview

• Mike Wintrode—Chief Technology Officer, ReliaSource

Save The Date — 2020 Seaside School Race Weekend Feb. 28-March 1

Information regarding sponsorship and registration for the events is availableon our race website ( Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram to see all the fun photos from this year’s events as well as be reminded why you should plan to join us in 2020.

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Top Row: Joy Robbins, Leslie Kilpatrick and Taylor Griffith, Hayleigh Roberson, Alex Bakun and Chloe Stanley, Sharon Martin and Weidia Coutts. Bottom Row: Chloe Davis, Tessa Marino and Abby McIntosh, Courtney Davis, Leslie Wood, Serena Richard and Balder Saunders, Finn Wiggins, Sam Lauderdale and Nicholas Mitchell

Seaside School, Inc. Board Members

Seaside School, Inc. is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors each of whom serve three-year terms. If you would like to schedule a special presentation to the Board please email

The Board of Directors consists of five committees, each of which has various subcommittees, which carry out the work of the Board. The chair of each committee is responsible for ensuring the committee, and it subcommittees, meet each month and accomplish their ongoing oversight responsibilities and specific annual goals. Committee meetings are posted on the school website and are open to the public.

Elizabeth Forsythe, Chairman
Meg Norwood, Vice-Chairman
Marek Bakun, Treasurer
Greg Crouch, Secretary
Dewalt Alderman
Christina Boatwright
Grove Fisher
Lindsey Hoppe
Philip Justiss
David Milam
Kelly Nuckolls
Aleis Tusa
Brenna White
Shannon Widman
Mike Wintrode
Dan Buckner, Past Chairman

To learn more about Seaside Neighborhood School, visit our website.