TROY — Troy City Schools assistant superintendent Jeremy Miller has been impressed by the community’s support for its school district, students and staff and said he immediately felt welcomed into the Trojan family.
Miller said he was attracted to the assistant superintendent position at Troy City Schools because of the way parents, businesses and the general community work together to support their schools and students.
“I was impressed with the community in Troy. The support of the community of Troy, businesses, public and parents, has been impressive,” Miller said. “My favorite part right now is meeting people out in the community and meeting with teachers and staff and folks within the school district.”
Miller said the biggest challenge as an assistant superintendent is the constant change in the education field.
“There’s just a lot of change in public education right now. I think that presents a lot of challenge to a lot of us because the bar seems to always be moving no matter what topic we are talking about,” Miller said.
Miller said he chose to enter into the education field because he enjoyed interacting with children.
“I enjoy watching kids change and grow over time,” Miller shared.
Miller moved from the principal’s office to becoming the Centerville City Schools’ director of curriculum and instruction in July 2013 “because that’s what school is really about.”
“That’s where most of the work and effort is in our schools and staff and it was interesting and challenging for me,” Miller said.
The board approved to seek an assistant superintendent position in April 2016. The position has been vacant since Superintendent Eric Herman was tapped as interim superintendent in 2010 before being hired full-time.
Miller served as an elementary principal at Hole Elementary School in Centerville and at Gray Hill, Schaeffer Middle School and Simon Kenton Elementary School in the Springfield City Schools district. Miller began his career in education as a third grade teacher in the Dayton Public Schools and taught fourth and fifth grades at Kettering City Schools.
Miller received his bachelor’s in elementary education at Ohio University and his master’s in educational leadership from the University of Dayton.
Last summer, Miller was approved to enter into a two-year contract as the district’s assistant superintendent beginning Aug. 1, 2016. His salary will be $127,000 per year, according to board office officials.
Miller resides in Beavercreek with his wife Julie and their three sons. He is a devoted Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys the outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and baseball.
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