PR to Welcome New Superintendent

Pine-Richland Superintendent Pine-Richland School District is welcoming a new superintendent to the district. After a great deal of work and several rounds of interviews, the board approved Dr. Brian R. Miller at its planning meeting on Mon., April 8, 2013. Dr. Miller currently serves as assistant superintendent of K-12 education at North Allegheny School District.   

Throughout this process, Dr. Brian R. Miller has distinguished himself among his peers for his frank communication style, his ability to articulate his methods and goals, and his record of commitment to quality in education,” said PR School Board President Peter Lyons. “In this process, we sought out candidates locally and nationally and engaged in detailed conversations with the candidates about their experiences. We also discussed with them how they would plan and execute a vision embraced by the community.”

Dr. Miller has an excellent record of accomplishment at North Allegheny School District, where he began teaching in 1996. Prior to appointment as assistant superintendent of K-12 education at North Allegheny, Dr. Miller had served in many roles at the building and district levels including assistant superintendent for secondary education and curriculum, assistant superintendent of curriculum, principal at Carson Middle School, and assistant principal at Ingomar Middle School. 

 Dr. Miller, who is expected to begin on July 1, 2013 is eager to get started.

 “I appreciate the board’s selection and confidence,” Dr. Miller said. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve and lead the students, staff and community of the Pine-Richland School District.”

Dr. Miller earned his doctorate and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility by completing the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership at Duquesne University. He completed a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Penn State University. He is enrolled in the Master of Business Administration Program at Carlow University.   

Dr. Miller, who comes highly recommended, received his current commission as assistant superintendent through June 30, 2014 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  

The Pennsylvania School Board Association and PR School Board began the nationwide search for a superintendent last year. They solicited input from the community, alumni, students, staff and administration on important skills and qualities necessary to lead Pine-Richland School District.

Dr. Miller will be only the seventh superintendent in the history of Pine-Richland School District.