After 9 years as the superintendent of Ottawa Hills School District, Dr. Kevin Miller has decided to join the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA). On February 19, Dr. Miller announced this resignation to the Ottawa Hills Schools Board of Education. He will finish out the school year as superintendent, and his final day as part of the district will be on July 31.
As the Director of Governmental Relations for BASA, a non-profit organization devoted to advocating for public education, Dr. Miller will work at the state house lobbying for legislation and serve as a liaison between all superintendents in the state and BASA.
Working for Ottawa Hills for the past 9 years, Dr. Miller has made countless memories, not only as a member of the administration, but as a member of the community. From greeting elementary students in the morning to presenting the golf team with their winning medals, Dr. Miller has been a part of it all. He reminisces on his time at Ottawa Hills, “Really, just watching our great kids do great things, whether it’s in the classroom, on the field of play, on the stage, or at a competition—those are the moments that I will always treasure.”
Just one of Dr. Miller’s many achievements while leading the district of Ottawa Hills was his creation of the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation. Formed in 2013, the Foundation is primarily responsible for funding large district wide programs, such as Agora and the Theatre productions. Dr. Miller describes the Foundation, “The impact of the Foundation is already far-reaching, and it will be exciting to see how the Foundation continues to grow and enhance the Ottawa Hills experience for our students.”
Throughout his time at Ottawa Hills, Dr. Miller has been a leading proponent in many district wide changes such as district newsletters, new Advanced Placement courses, and improvements in STEM programming. One such change is the OH Global one-to-one program, which has allowed students at both the elementary school and jr./sr. high school to access technology everyday and has broadened the opportunities of students inside and outside of the classroom. Dr. Miller accredits these programs, “All the changes are a result of a culture of continuous improvement where everyone is focused on improving the Ottawa Hills experience for our students.”
After 9 successful years as superintendent, Dr. Miller will be missed by the entire Ottawa Hills Schools District. In Dr. Miller’s own words, “I have been incredibly honored to lead this great school district, and as I think back on the changes we have made to improve teaching and learning, the many great events I’ve been privileged to be part of, and the incredible memories that I’ve made in my time as superintendent, it’s nothing less than magical. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”