The Carroll School Board voted Monday night to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation to name Matt Miller as the district’s newest Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. He fills a vacancy created by Dr. Derek Citty who left to become Superintendent of Aledo ISD in July.
Miller is in his 18th year in public education, including the past nine years in educational administration. He has most recently been serving Carroll ISD as Principal of Carroll Middle School. Miller has experience teaching high school math and coaching in three districts.
“I’m extremely excited to be adding Matt Miller to the Superintendent’s Cabinet,” said Superintendent David J. Faltys. “He’s a long-time Dragon and has done a very capable job of leading Carroll Middle School. He knows our community, is an effective communicator and understands the role we play in serving our eleven campuses. ”
Miller will oversee Personnel and Policy, Facility Maintenance and Transportation Services. He joins three other assistant superintendents in serving 7,780 students and more than 1,000 employees. School officials say they expect to utilize an interim principal at CMS until an interview committee of administrators, teachers and parents can begin the process to select a replacement.
“I appreciate the opportunity to move into central administration, but it’s a little bittersweet for me to leave Carroll Middle School,” Miller said. “I appreciate all the support I’ve received from my CMS family and I’ll work with the staff to ensure a smooth transition. I’m looking forwarding to contributing at the next level to the district’s overall mission of excellence for all students.”
Miller obtained his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Education from York College in Nebraska in 1994. He later completed his M.S. in Educational Administration at the University of North Texas. He started his career teaching high school math and coaching baseball in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in 1995. He later taught math and coached baseball and football at Castleberry High School in River Oaks before accepting a position at Carroll High School. He was named Assistant Principal at CMS in 2004, and was named Principal in 2007, overseeing the construction and transition to the new solar-powered middle school building that opened in 2011.
Miller helped coach the Carroll High School baseball team to a 4A State Championship in 2002, Regional Semifinalist in 2001, and the playoffs in his last three years as a coach. As a player at York College, he won second place in the NSCAA World Series and was named as an Academic All-American second baseman (1992).
Miller and his wife, Colleen, have three sons who attend Carroll schools: Jake, 13; Cole, 10; and Reid, 6.
Below is a short video taken on Friday, Sept. 13 as the entire Carroll Middle School campus lined the hallways and clapped and cheered for Principal Miller.