Welcome Centennial’s new principal: Dr. Joelle Miller

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to an end, so does Principal Cynthia Dillon’s time at Centennial High School. Dillion has been the principal at Centennial since 2018 and announced her retirement after 30 years of service to the Howard County Public School System in a heartfelt letter to the school community back in February.

Though her tenure closes at the end of June, Dillon wrote that she considers herself “extremely fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to be a part of such a vibrant and supportive community” and will carry many memories with her as she continues into retirement.

On June 8, Dillon disclosed that she will be replaced by Dr. Joelle Miller, who currently serves as the principal of Mt. Hebron High School. Rising Mt. Hebron sophomore Hannah Park describes Miller as a “cherished and respected” principal with a contagious joy and passion for education. Having previously served as an Assistant Principal at Centennial before being transferred to Clarksville Middle School and later Mt. Hebron High School, Miller is reportedly very excited to return to the Centennial community. 

Despite the bittersweet goodbye, Centennial students are eager to meet their new principal in the fall. “Ms. Dillon has changed thousands of students’ lives and it’s time she moves on to make new memories,” freshman Angela Huang shared. “Dr. Miller has come to make an impact and start new beginnings.” 

Congratulations again to Principal Dillon and welcome Dr. Miller!


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