Miles selected as sole candidate at Dallas Independent School District
On Monday afternoon, 2 April, the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District named Mike Miles as the sole finalist for Superintendent of Schools. The vote by the Trustees begins a 21 day waiting period before a contract can be signed. Once a contract is agreed to, Miles will take the helm of the nation's 14th largest school district on 2 July.
Close to 100 candidates vied for the position. Miles was chosen in part because of his transformative work in the Harrison School District and across the state. Most notably, Harrison's pay-for-performance system has gained national attention for the way the District ties teacher evaluations to student achievement results.
Miles is in his sixth year as Superintendent of the Harrison School District. During his tenure, the District significantly narrowed achievement gaps and raised its graduation rate and test scores. Formerly a district on "Academic Watch," the lowest state accreditation rating, Harrison is seen as a Colorado success story and one of the most innovative districts in the nation.
Within the next few weeks Superintendent Miles will work with the Harrison School Board to select a new Superintendent to continue the transformation and Destination 2016. Click on the following links to see Superintendent Miles in action: