Charlie Marello has been a resident of Niceville for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Niceville High School, Okaloosa Walton Community College, and The University of West Florida. He served his first 15 years in education in the Walton County School District progressing from a teacher and coach, to a teacher-on-assignment with administrative duties, to an assistant principal and then principal of Emerald Coast Middle School. ECMS earned an A+ School of Excellence rating every year during Mr. Marello’s three-year tenure as principal.
In 2013, Mr. Marello joined the Okaloosa County School District and accepted the principal position at Destin Middle School. DMS has also been an A+ school of excellence every year during Mr. Marello’s three-year term. He was appointed principal of Niceville High School in May 2016. He is married with two children.