• Superintendent of Schools

    Headshot of Dr. Brian Miller Brian R. Miller, Ed.D.
     Phone: 724-625-7773, ext. 6100

     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 assistant 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 Baldrige 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. Dr. Miller also serves as a Scholar of Practice in Residence for the Duquese University School of Education and as a volunteer on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence.

    With his original appointment as superintendent of Pine-Richland, Dr. Miller received a Commission from the Pennsylvania Department of Education from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017. His most recent Commission as Superintendent of Pine-Richland is effective through June 30, 2027. 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
    July 2013 - Present
    North Allegheny School District  
    • Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Education 
    July 2012 – June 2013   
    • Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Curriculum
    July 2010 – June 2012  
    • Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
    July 2008 – June 2010
    • Principal, Carson Middle School
    August 2004 – June 2008  
    • Assistant Principal, Ingomar Middle School
    August 2001 – July 2004
    • Health/Physical Education Teacher & Lead Teacher
    August 1996 – June 2001  
    Duquesne University
    • Scholar of Practice in Residence
    July 2022 – present

    Selected Presentations and/or Training

    The Partnership for Excellence Quest Conference: Pursuit of Excellence: Leadership by Compass and Map (2022)
    PDE PIL Program: Safety, Security and Emergency Operations (2022 - 2025)
    Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Senior Examiner (2013 - 2022)
    Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence Annual Conference: Pursuit of Excellence: "Inside - Out" (2022)
    Baldrige Foundation Institute for Performance Excellence: Pursuit of Excellence: Stories of an "Inside-Out" Journey of Continuous Improvement (2022)
    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)
    PDE PIL Program: Organizational Leadership to Enhance Student Learning (2013 - 2016)
    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)


    Miller, B. & Glickman, B. (December 2022). PR Academy: Onboarding for Achievement and Growth. The Pennsylvania Administrator.
    Miller, B., Justus, K., & Hathhorn, R. (March 2022). The Pursuit of Excellence: An "Inside-Out" Approach to Continuous Improvement. The Pennsylvania Administrator.
    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.
    Recipient of the 2022 Duquesne University School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award
    PRSD Recipient of the 2021 Excellence Award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence
    PRSD Recipient of the 2020 Mastery Award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence
    PRSD Recipient of the 2019 PSBA Innovative School Board Award
    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 2022-2023 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.