(February 7, 2019) Today, Indian Hill Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Miles announced his resignation effective June 30, 2019. Dr. Miles has accepted the position of Superintendent of the Rockwood School District in St. Louis, Missouri. In his new role, Dr. Miles will lead one of the largest school systems in Missouri with approximately 20,000 students.
“I will miss the extraordinary students, dedicated staff members, engaged parents, and supportive community in the Indian Hill School District,” said Dr. Miles. “My family and I have cherished our time in Cincinnati. As we transition back to Missouri, I am thankful to be closer to our extended family and for a new opportunity and challenge in educational leadership. At the same time, I am saddened to leave friends and colleagues who have provided support, grace, and inspiration.”
Dr. Miles has been with the District for seven years. During his time at Indian Hill, the District has shown exceptional performance within the state and nationally in academics, arts, and athletics. Under his leadership, the District conducted a multimillion-dollar renovation of performing arts and athletic facilities, articulated the Strategic Plan for Transformational Excellence (GOLD Standard), achieved an all-time District high ACT composite of 27.0 in 2018, was recognized this year by Niche as the sixth best public school district in the nation, and received Top Workplace recognition from Cincinnati Enquirer (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
“We have been blessed to have the enthusiastic leadership of Dr. Miles for the past seven years,” stated Kim Martin Lewis, president of the Indian Hill School Board. “Dr. Miles was always visible in our schools and at our school events beyond the school day, and has positively impacted the climate and culture of our school district. Dr. Miles has positioned us well for the future and continuing this work will be among the priorities for the next leader.”
The School Board recently initiated an extensive, community-based facility and finance discussion regarding future needs for the school system. The work will continue on these projects and will be among the important work and planning for the next superintendent. The School Board intends to hire a professional search firm to facilitate the search for a new school leader. In keeping with previous superintendent search timelines, a new superintendent is expected to be announced in the spring.
Photo caption: Dr. Mark Miles