About Us
C.W. Ruckel Middle School
A Choice Information Technology Institute
201 North Partin Drive
Niceville, Florida 32578

(850) 833-4142
Office Hours 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Principal
Paul Whiddon
Assistant Principals
Mark Smith Dr. Belinda Small
Main Office: (850) 833-4142
Nurse's Office: (850) 833-4201
Attendance: (850) 833-4142
Student Services: (850) 833-4149
Guidance Office: (850) 833-4154
FAX: (850) 833-3291


All current Okaloosa School Documents and Policies may be found HERE

in both English and Spanish.
Visit our Educational Links Page for easy access to many educational and
tutorial websites recommended by our faculty and staff.

Teachers who have not met the requirment to be ESOL endorsed or certified are reported as being out-of-field. The following teachers are documenting the use of ESOL strategies to meet students' needs. These teachers are Highly Qualified and hold a valid teacher certificate. Once completion of requirements is satisfied for ESOL, they will no longer be reported as being out-of-field. Those teachers working towards adding ESOL endorsement to their certificate are as follows:
Teri Bruse
Amanda Savage-Speegle
Jennifer McClay
Maria Garufi

In compliance with Section 1012.42 Florida Statute, "when a teacher in a district school system is assigned teaching duties in a class dealing with subject matter that is outside the field in which the teacher is certified, outside the field that was the applicant's minor field of study, or outside the field in which the applicant has demonstrated sufficient subject area expertise, as determined by school board policy in the subject area to be taught, the parents of all students in the class shall be notified in writing of such assignment."

This is a notice to inform you that your child's teacher, Alan S Anderson, is currently teaching out-of-field in the area of Business Education 6-12 and Technology Education at Ruckel Middle School.

Mrs. Wargo (Middle Grades Science 5-9), is currently teaching out-of-field.

Your child's teacher holds a valid teacher certificate issued by the State of Florida and is working to place the appropriate certification on their certificate. Once the teacher places the appropriate certification on their teaching certificate, he or she will no longer be reported as out-of-field.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice, please don't hesitate to contact the school.

student expectations
These guidelines explain what's expected of every Ruckel Ram and
the order of consequences for broken rules. Click the Ram for info!


The School District of Okaloosa County adheres to a policy of prohibiting discrimination in employment, programs, services and activities. The district strives to provide equal opportunity
for all and to identify and overcome potential barriers to recruitment, employment, training,
or promotional opportunities for its staff and applicants. Violations of this policy will not be tolerated.

Okaloosa County Equity Policy here

State of Florida:

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Content updates may be submitted to the RUCKEL webmaster here. Last Updated October 11, 2017