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Kevin S. Miller, Ed.D., [email protected] 
Kevin S. Miller, Ed.D. is originally from Grover Hill, located in northwest Ohio’s Paulding County. He is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School. After graduating from Defiance College with a degree in English Education, he returned to his hometown to teach English/Language Arts at Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School. He taught from 1983 to 1996 after which he led the jr./sr. high school for six years as principal. In 1992, he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Wayne Trace Academic Boosters.  

After serving for one year as assistant elementary principal at Hicksville Village Schools, Dr. Miller was named the district’s superintendent. He led Hicksville Schools for seven years. During that time, he oversaw the design and construction of a new Pre-K through 12 school building. 

Under his direction, the Hicksville School System received an academic rating of “Excellent With Distinction”—the Ohio Department of Education’s highest rating. In addition, Hicksville Elementary was named a School of Promise and Hicksville High School twice received the National Pacesetter Award for the district’s implementation of the High Schools That Work school improvement model.  
Dr. Miller served as superintendent of Ottawa Hills Schools from 2010 to 2019. The Ottawa Hills School District is considered among the very best in Ohio and the nation. In 2015, Ottawa Hills became the first district in Ohio to earn all A’s on its district and building Local Report Cards issued by the Ohio Department of Education. The district repeated that feat in 2016, ’17, ’18, and ‘19—the only school district in Ohio to do so. During Dr. Miller’s tenure as superintendent, Ottawa Hills received statewide and national recognition by Forbes, US News and World Report, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
On August 1, 2019, Dr. Miller became the Director of Governmental Relations for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA). In that position, he lobbied on behalf of public school districts across Ohio and served as a liaison between the Statehouse and Ohio’s superintendents.
For the past ten years, Dr. Miller has also served as an adjunct professor for Concordia University of Chicago, leading courses in the university’s superintendent licensure program.
Dr. Miller was named the superintendent of Licking Heights Schools on June 25, 2022.  
Dr. Miller has served on the Executive Boards of the Hicksville Schools Foundation, the Huber Opera House, the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation (of which he was a founding member), the Lucas County American Cancer Society, and the Ohio Association of Local School Superintendents. Dr. Miller was a founding member and Vice-President of the Coalition of Advocates for Pre-K through 16 Education (CAPE). He has been named to and chaired many statewide committees for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. For the past three years he has served as President of the Ohio Education Policy Institute and the ABC Political Action Committee. In 2021, Governor DeWine named Dr. Miller to the Ohio Humanities Council.   
Throughout his career, he has made presentations at many educational conferences and to various organizations, churches, and schools around the state.
In 2016, Dr. Miller was honored with the Defiance College Alumni Citation for Academic Excellence. He was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Van Wert County Project You and Me program. In 2019, he was named Ohio’s Superintendent of the Year.   
Dr. Miller earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University and his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Miller lives in New Albany with his wife, Carla, who is a third-grade instructional assistant at the Columbus Academy. They have four sons: Yale, Collin, Breckin, and Sterling. 
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