Superintendent Dallas Independent School District
Mike Miles officially became Dallas ISD’s 25th superintendent on July 1, 2012. Prior to coming to Dallas ISD, Mr. Miles was the Superintendent of the Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, a position he held for the past six years. During his tenure, he transformed the district, significantly improving the quality of instruction and raising student achievement. He expanded leadership capacity and implemented the most rigorous pay-for-performance system in the nation.
After graduating from West Point in 1978, Miles served in the Army’s elite Ranger Battalion and commanded an Infantry Rifle Company. After the Army, Miles studied Slavic languages at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Leningrad in Russia. Miles then pursued advanced study of Soviet affairs and public policy at Columbia University after being selected as a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities and winning a National Science Foundation Graduate Scholarship. In 1989, Miles joined the U.S. State Department and served as a diplomat in Warsaw, Poland, where he tracked Poland’s evolving relations with Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe.
Miles continues to honor his commitment to serve the public interest and entered the field of education. Prior to being selected as Superintendent, Miles held positions as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. He is recognized as an accomplished practitioner of curriculum alignment, instructional feedback, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, and systems thinking. Miles is married with three children, two attending college and one that attends Marsh Middle School in the Dallas ISD.