Jeff Miller, who is finishing work to earn his superintendent certification, was hired as the next Green Local Superintendent
Jeff Miller will be the next Green Local Schools Superintendent.
The board voted 5-0 to approve Miller for the post at the June 18 school board meeting.
A contract has not been finalized for Miller and details such as length of contract and annual pay were not available.
Miller will serve as interim superintendent on a per diem basis from June 19 to July 31 as needed. He will officially start as the superintendent on August 1.
"It is really an honor to be able to continue my time in Green in this new position," Miller said, "I am really humbled."
Miller has been with the district since 2000, serving as a teacher, assistant principal and, most recently, as Green Middle School principal. He is a Lake Township resident who has recently been looking to purchase a home in Green.
Miller is married to his wife, Jenni, a teacher in the Jackson Local Schools District. The couple has three sons, Jeffrey III, 6, Jackson, 3, and Joshua, 2.
Miller sees the district as a perfect fit. A couple of his goals are for better communication and to keep the district as solid as possible academically.
"The top priority is to continue our upward path and improve in areas that we feel we can do better," said Miller.
During Miller's interview with the board, he stressed the importance of communication within the district. Miller has a vision to create a newsletter about happenings in the district similar to what Jackson currently sends out.
"We need to communicate in all different ways," Miller said, "and not only approach the community when it is time for a levy."
He also feels finances are very important and hopes to manage the budget using smart spending practices. The five-year forecast shows the district is stable through 2015 and could possibly be stable through 2017 with careful spending.
Miller earned his master's degree at Ashland University where he will also receive his superintendent certificate this summer following the completion of one final course.
Miller succeeds Michael Nutter, who announced his resignation in April. Nutter's official last day with the district is July 1 as he plans to pursue a job in the private sector.
Miller was one of the two finalists for the job chosen for interviews from a pool of 40 candidates.
"Jeff was the perfect person for the job at this time as he met all the requirements and qualifications," said Steven Foster, Green school board president.
Board member Bob Campbell, who lead the search for the new superintendent felt lucky to have two great candidates.
"Jeff was just the best fit as the board felt so along with the community," said Campbell.
The board has yet to determine when they will begin the search for a replacement principal at Green Middle School.
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