After a three day interview process, the Board of Education has selected Dr. Mark Miller as the new superintendent for the Juneau School District. The school board was pleased with the high quality of all of the candidates and spent hours carefully considering interview responses and written comments submitted by the public.
Members of the Board feel that Dr. Miller has the qualities necessary to continue the work on the district's strategic plan and will be a good fit for our community. In a joint statement, the Board of Education reports, "Mark is a proven and effective leader from a large and diverse district who has demonstrated success in improving student achievement. He has a strong background in human resources, budgeting and instructional leadership. He is currently an assistant superintendent in the Hayward Unified School District in California, which has 20,000 students and a $225 million budget."
Dr. Miller is eager to start his work in Juneau saying, "I am honored, humbled and excited to take this position. I look forward to becoming an integral part of your vibrant and dynamic community. We will work together to ensure the students of Juneau get the world class education they deserve."
Starting out his career as a Chemistry and Physics teacher, Dr. Miller has broad experience in education. His administrative experience includes serving as an assistant superintendent in Hayward, director of human resources in both Santa Clara County and West Contra Costa Unified School District, principal at Emery Secondary School and Tracy High School, high school assistant principal and a university adjunct professor.
Dr. Miller holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and a Masters of Education, Specialization in Education Administration, from the University of LaVerne. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Psychology Minor, from the University of California Davis.
Dr. Miller will join the district in July.