Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:25 pm ·  3 Comments
By Jason Misner
At a special Board meeting on September 23, 2015, Halton District School Board trustees voted unanimously to appoint Stuart Miller as the new Director of Education for the Board. Miller assumes the role October 1,2015 replacing David Euale who announced his retirement in February 2015.
In April, Halton District School Board Trustees enlisted the assistance of an executive search firm to initiate an extensive search for a new Director. The comprehensive search process resulted in the Board of Trustees interviewing a number of candidates before naming Miller as the Board’s new Director of Education.
Miller’s teaching career has been predominantly Halton-based, with the exception of a year in Scotland, and a year teaching in Malawi, East Africa. His teaching responsibilities included Science, Biology and Mathematics, and he also coached hockey and soccer, coordinated science fairs, and initiated and organized social justice conferences for students. In 2009, Miller was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Education, and moved into the role of Associate Director in 2014.
Miller has been instrumental in creating the Welcome Centre for students new to Canada and implementing an expansion of the international student program within the Board. He is also credited with advancing the work of the Board’s Research and Accountability team, a department that plays a crucial role for schools by providing student data as a resource support for students.
“Positive and supportive relationships with students, staff and the community are essential for the success of our students, and those attributes are evident in Halton,” says Miller. “Education, teaching and learning are rapidly changing and moving into a new paradigm. It is the emphasis on relationships that will sustain and support the Board’s forward movement toward this paradigm. I am honoured and privileged to continue the successes of this Board and the communities it serves.”
“Trustees are excited to welcome Stuart Miller to the role of Director,” says Kelly Amos, Chair of the Board. “Our extensive executive search resulted in several excellent candidates. The Board is pleased to have selected Stuart Miller as his passion and commitment to student achievement and his vision for the HDSB will ensure Halton will remain committed to every student and remain a leader in the province.”