Karl Schroeder, recently named assistant principal at Destin Middle School, is a proud product of the Okaloosa County School District attending Edwins Elementary School, Bruner Junior High School, and Fort Walton Beach High School. After he graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School, he attended The University of Southern Mississippi and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Physical Science, and Athletic Administration/Coaching.
Schroeder began his career in education teaching science at Bruner Junior High School, then taught Biology and coached wrestling, weight-lifting, track, and two state championship football teams at Fort Walton Beach High School during his 12 years there. He then moved to Central Florida to become a 6A head football coach and educator in Osceola County. While in Osceola County he received Osceola County’s Dean M. Cherry Coach of the Year Award and Central Florida’s Citrus Bowl Coach of the Year award. In addition, while in Central Florida, he taught Anatomy and Physiology and served as a student pastor for seven years.
In 2014, Schroeder earned a Master’s in Education Leadership from The American College of Education and moved back to the Panhandle to teach Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology while coaching Football and Track at Walton High School. In 2016, he returned home to Okaloosa County as Dean of Students at Baker School, then Assistant Principal of Meigs Middle School.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Teri, their three children, and especially his grandchildren, Chase and Olivia.