Pre-Academy Role: Superintendent, Harrison School District, Colo.
Post-Academy Role: Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District
In April 2012, Mike Miles was named Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Previously, he was superintendent of the Harrison School District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Before that, Miles was committed to public service as a teacher and principal. As an instructional leader and professional developer, he helped teachers and administrators across the country to improve instruction and raise student achievement.
Prior to his involvement in education, Milles was a statesman and soldier. He was a diplomat to Poland and Russia at the end of the Cold War, finishing his State Department work as the special assistant to the ambassador to Russia. Previously, he served in the U.S. State Department as a Soviet analyst and member of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Miles also was an officer in the Army Ranger Battalion, where his military experience included leading counterterrorism training operations.