F. Mike Miles, Superintendent of Schools
Mike Miles has dedicated his life to public service – first as a soldier, then as a diplomat, and for the past thirty years as an educator. Most recently, Superintendent Miles served as founder and CEO of Third Future Schools, a school transformation system based on fundamentally different principles of operating schools, and committed to preparing students for a Year 2035 workplace.
Prior to this latest work, Mike served three years as the Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District and six years as the Superintendent of the Harrison School District in Colorado Springs. Under his leadership, both districts implemented ground-breaking initiatives, established a high-performance culture, and experienced significant growth in student achievement. As an instructional leader and professional developer, Mike has also helped teachers and administrators in school districts across the nation improve instruction and raise achievement.
Superintendent Miles has also served the public interest as a soldier and statesman. He served his country as an officer in the Army’s elite Ranger Battalion and as a Company Commander. Miles then joined the U.S. State Department as a Soviet analyst and member of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He then served as a diplomat to Poland and Russia at the end of the Cold War, finishing his service in the State Department as the Special Assistant to the Ambassador to Russia, before returning to the United States with his wife and children.
Superintendent Miles holds degrees from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University.