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The Suburbanite
  • Miller, Honkala vye for Green ‘super’ position

  • The search for Superintendent Mike Nutter’s successor continues and the board has narrowed its choice to two candidates: Jeffrey Miller and Dennis Honkala. Both candidates have worked in the Green Local School District at one time and have a vision to help better education in Green.

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  • Green will soon have a new superintendent.
    The search for Superintendent Mike Nutter’s successor continues and the board has narrowed its choice to two candidates: Jeffrey Miller and Dennis Honkala. Both candidates have worked in the Green Local School District at one time and have a vision to help better education in Green.
    The board will host public interviews at 3:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Green High School Commons.
    The new superintendent is expected to be put into place on July 1.
    Miller, who has been with the Green Local Schools since 2000, has served as Green Middle School principal since 2008. Throughout his tenure he has helped to maintain an excellent rating for the building.
    The Olweus Program, which helps to empower students to stand up to and curb bullying, was implemented by Miller.
    Prior to taking over as building principal, Miller served as an assistant principal at the middle school and taught fifth-grade math and science as well as fourth-grade language arts and social studies.
    Miller obtained a superintendent certification from Ashland University where he also received his masters’ degree.
    He earned his bachelor of science in elementary education.
    Dennis Honkala has served as superintendent at Buckeye Local Schools since 2007. Prior to that, he served as a building level administrator in Buckeye High School, Green High School and Chardon High School.
    Honkala also has taught middle and high school social studies at Brunswick High School, Federal Hocking High School and Our Lady of Good Counsel School.
    He attended Cleveland State University where he obtained a Masters in Education, Post Maters Degree and is licensed as a superintendent. He also has a B.A. from The University of Akron and is licensed to teach social studies and physical education for grades seven through 12.  
    Honkala coached varsity boys basketball at Brunswick and Federal Hocking along with being the intramural basketball coordinator.
    He is active in many leadership and volunteer groups.