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Niki Seley



I’m Niki Seley, Principal of Vernon Middle School. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I am a lifetime resident of Washington County. I attended Vernon Elementary School, Vernon Middle School, and Vernon High School. I was very involved around campus in softball and band. I graduated from Vernon in 1991 as a third generation Vernon High School graduate. I have a bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Math from Chipola College and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. 

Family is very important to me. I am married to the love of my life, Allen, and we have a son, Sy, and a daughter-in-law, Kacy. I am active in Courts of Praise church where I volunteer with Courts of Praise Youth and am a member of the praise and worship team. I enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping. Last but not least, I am a Vernon Yellow Jacket to my core. Any given day, you’ll find me cheering on the Vernon Jackets at sporting events.

Educating and leading today’s youth is truly my life passion. I believe ALL students can learn and ALL students can experience success within a safe and nurturing environment. My goal for Vernon Middle School is to create a culture of positivity and excellence to propel our students towards meeting their full potential. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead our school in this direction.


Niki Seley, Principal


Teacher on Special Assignment

Ryan Collins


I'm Ryan Collins, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) at Vernon Middle School. 

I am a husband, father, and educator.  I am active in my church and community, and love to meet and interact with people.

Educating is my passion.  I have a background in working with students with specific behavioral and educational needs, so I feel I can bring that background into this position.  My desire is to see all students succeed, and I believe we have an amazing team at Vernon Middle School to make that happen! 


Ryan Collins, TOSA