• Superintendent of Schools
    Contact Information
    Brian R. Miller, Ed.D.
    Phone: (724) 625-7773, ext. 6100
    Email: brmiller@pinerichland.org

    Barbara Williams
    Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
    Phone: (724) 625-7773, ext. 6100 
    Fax: (724) 625-1490

    Dr. Miller began his appointment as superintendent of schools on July 1, 2013. He serves as the seventh superintendent in the long history of the Pine-Richland School District. Pine-Richland is located in the most northern portion of Allegheny County, PA, and serves more than 4,600 students K-12. The district has seen significant and continuous growth since the early nineties. As a result, PRSD is noted for having a strong academic reputation, a community that values the importance of education, a wide range of educational programs, and first-rate facilities.

    Prior to joining Pine-Richland, Dr. Miller served in a variety of roles in the North Allegheny School District from 1996 through 2013 and finished his work there as the sssistant superintendent of K-12 education. Other roles at North Allegheny included: the assistant superintendent for secondary education and curriculum, assistant superintendent for curriculum, principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach.

    Dr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in the area of Exercise and Sport Science. He then completed his Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Carlow University. With this degree, he gained certification as a Secondary and Elementary Principal. For two years, Dr. Miller participated in the Principals Academy of Western Pennsylvania through the University of Pittsburgh. In 2008, he completed the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership at Duquesne University which included a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. Dr. Miller completed the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Carlow University in July 2013. Since 2013, he has served as a national examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge Performance Excellence Program (BPE). He is recognized as a senior examiner for BPE and has served as a team lead for several years. In addition, he has participated as a member and backup team lead for site visit evaluations of some of the highest performing organizations in the United States.

    With his appointment as superintendent of Pine-Richland, Dr. Miller received a Commission from the Pennsylvania Department of Education through June 30, 2017. His new Commission as Superintendent of Pine-Richland is effective through June 30, 2022. Additional information can be found via this resume link.
  • Pine-Richland Superintendent of Schools Resume
    Brian R. Miller, Ed.D.
    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Doctor of Education Degree: May 2009
    Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders
    Superintendent Letter of Eligibility: May 2008 / Dissertation Defended: May 2008

    Carlow University, Oakland, PA
    Master of Science in Educational Leadership
    PA Secondary and Elementary Principal Certification (Administrative II): May 2001

    Carlow University, Oakland, PA
    Master of Business Administration: July 2013

    The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science
    PA Instructional II Certification, Health and Physical Education: December 1995

    University of Pittsburgh 
    Principals Academy of Western Pennsylvania


    Professional Experience
    Pine-Richland School District
    • Superintendent
    North Allegheny School District
    • Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Education 
    • Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Curriculum
    • Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
    • Principal, Carson Middle School
    • Assistant Principal, Ingomar Middle School
    • Health/Physical Education Teacher & Lead Teacher
    July 2013 - Present

    July 2012 – June 2013  
    July 2010 – June 2012
    July 2008 – June 2010
    August 2004 – June 2008
    August 2001 – July 2004
    August 1996 – June 2001


    Selected Presentations and/or Training
    Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Senior Examiner (2013 - 2021)
    Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence Webinar Series: Pursuit of Excellence - Leadership by Compass and Map (2021)
    McGrath Training Solutions: Title IX Intake and Investigations Certification Levels 1 - 3 (2020)
    PASA-PSBA State Conference (2019)
    PDE PIL Program: The Pursuit of Excellence (2019 - 2022)
    PDE PIL Program: Data-Driven Decision-Making (2016 - 2019)
    AASA National Conference (2009)
    Pennsylvania Middle School Association State Conference (2002, 2003, 2008) 
    Pennsylvania Middle School Association Conference: Western Region (2001-2003, 2006-2008)
    Strategic Leadership Selection Evaluator (2006)


    Kuzilla, G., Miller, B., & Silbaugh, K. (May 2019). PR PRIDE: A School Community Built a School-within-a-School...Twice. The Pennsylvania Administrator.
    Miller, B. (February 2013). Teacher (and Principal) Evaluation: Framing the Future. The Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine.
    Andreyko, T., Miller, B., & Pasquinelli, M. (May 2012). STEM Opportunities with a Focus on the Whole Child.
     The Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine.
    Miller, B., Andreyko, T., & Dobda, K. (September 2011). Talking About Teaching and Learning: A Common Language and Framework for Instruction. The Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine.
    Miller, B. (February 2009). Principal Performance Surveys: A Leadership Tool for Continuous Improvement. The Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine.
    Miller, B. (2008). Influence of a Collaborative Norming Process on Teacher Perceptions of Middle Level Team Structure and Development. ProQuest LLC.
    Miller, B. (May 2007). Beyond the Newsletter: Data-Driven School Home Communication. The Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine.
    • PRSD Recipient of the 2020 Mastery Award from the Mid-Athlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence
    • Recipient of the 2015 Good Citizen's Award from the Seneca District, Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts
    • Recipient of the 2014 MBA Academic Excellence Award from Carlow University
    • Recipient of the 2012 PAESSP Frank S. Manchester Excellence in Journalism Award
    • Recipient of the 2011 Educational Leadership Award through UCEA and Duquesne University
    • Recipient of the 2008 Duquesne University Henderson Prize for Educational Leaders 
    • Recognized as the 2008 PAESSP Middle Level Principal of the Year for Pennsylvania
    • Recognized as the 2007-2008 PMSA Outstanding Administrator Award for Pennsylvania
    • Recognized as a PASA Research Fellow for Dissertation Study
    • Recipient of a Research Grant from PMSA for Dissertation Study
    • Recognized as the 2007 Citizen of the Year by the North Journal
    • Recognized with the 2004-2005 Ed Smith Staff Award as Outstanding Educator from the Western Region of PMSA
  • Superintendent Evaluation & Objective Performance Standards

    The PR Board of Directors has determined* that the superintendent has met the following objective performance standards for the 2020-2021 academic year:
    • Student Growth & Achievement: Superintendent uses multiple data sources to assess student success and growth as appropriate, specific to needs within the district and as determined annually in collaboration with the PR Board of School Directors. Annual or other district performance objectives are articulated and clearly achieved under the direction of the superintendent relative to achievement and growth on PDE-required assessments including, but not limited to, PSSA, PVAAS, Keystone Exams, and other locally determined measures.
    • Organizational Leadership: Superintendent works collaboratively with the board to develop a vision for the district, displays an ability to identify and rectify problems affecting the district, works collaboratively with District Administration to ensure best practices for instruction, supervision, curriculum development, and management are being utilized, and works to influence the climate and culture of the district.
    • District Operations & Financial Management: Superintendent manages effectively, ensuring completion of activities associated with the annual budget; overseeing the distribution of resources in support of District priorities; and directing overall operational activities within the district.
    • Communication & Community Relations: Superintendent communicates with and effectively engages the staff, the Board, and members of the community, clearly articulating District goals and priorities, addressing local and broader issues affecting the district, and building support for district initiatives, programs, and short/long-range plans.
    Human Resource Management: Superintendent incorporates best practices for human resource management and oversight, coordinating staffing, recruitment, and other human resource functions. 
    • Professionalism: Superintendent models professional decision-making processes and ethical standards consistent with the values of Pennsylvania’s public education system as well as that of the Pine-Richland community. Superintendent additionally works to individually reflect upon his effectiveness within the role, and works to improve effectiveness through the use of professional development literature and activities.