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Siobhan Brewer
Executive Director

Siobhan Brewer has been an educator for 17 years, and she began her teaching career in Craven County, where she taught high school English and Theatre Arts for ten years. For the past six and half years, Siobhan was employed at Lenoir Community College, where she began as an English Instructor, created a Faculty Onboarding Support program, and most recently served as the Director of Teaching and Learning. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D in Educational Leadership at UNCW. 

Siobhan is active in the New Bern arts community, having recently co-directed SpongeBob The Musical, Youth Edition at New Bern Civic Theatre. She previously served the youth theatre community by serving on NBCT’s Youth Education Committee and as a director for Rivertown Players’ Young Actors’ Academy from 2012-2017. 

Siobhan is married with two children and two dogs, and New Bern has been her home for the last 15 years. As a founding member of the Board of Directors for RLA, Siobhan is thrilled to bring this wonderful school choice to the students of Craven County and the surrounding areas!

Kelli Miller
Director of Instruction, Curriculum, and School Culture

Kelli Miller is the Director of Instruction, Curriculum, and School Culture at Riverside Leadership Academy. Originating from Morehead City, she is an esteemed educator with an academic foundation in Psychology and Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, complemented by a Master's degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

Mrs. Miller's educational career spans over fifteen years, predominantly as an elementary school teacher before transitioning to a licensed therapist for the last nine years. Her leadership experience within elementary education is extensive, having held positions such as a grade level chair, a virtual teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a PTO Board member.

An advocate for Project-Based and Social-Emotional Learning, Mrs. Miller has adeptly incorporated these approaches into her teaching, aligning with her certification for grades K-6. Her dedication to fostering engaging and positive learning environments resonates with the values and mission of Riverside Leadership Academy.

Residing in New Bern, NC, with her husband Andrew and their children Eliza (14), Oliver (10), and Theo (5), along with a dog, a cat, and a bearded dragon, Mrs. Miller enriches her community with her commitment to educational excellence. Her transition to Riverside Leadership Academy in July 2024 as the Director of Instruction, Curriculum, and School Culture is highly anticipated, promising a future of enhanced educational quality and student success at the academy.

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