Supt. Miles receives the UCCS 2011 Civic Innovator of the Year Award
Dr. Jim Null, Chair for the UCCS Center of Government and the Individual (CSGI), awarded Superintendent Mike Miles with the 2011 Civic Innovator of the Year Award on December 6 at a formal luncheon held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Each year CSGI honors members of our community whose innovative ideas and civic-minded service benefit those of us who live in the Colorado Springs region. Dr. Null said, "This year's award winner is responsible for the most successful school system reform in the history of our great city. This is our opportunity to thank him for the many contributions he makes."
Of all the demonstrated strengths, Mike's strongest suit is his ability to be a creative problem solver and innovator. As a result, our District has implemented reforms that promise to be state and national models. Under Mike's leadership the District has implemented:
The most dramatic innovation, and the one that most likely will have a huge impact on how HSD2 helps students achieve, has been four years in the making. In 2010-2011, the District eliminated the teacher salary schedule for classroom teachers. The traditional salary schedule has been replaced with only nine levels of performance from "novice" to "master." Teachers have been placed based on performance and student achievement results.