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Rockwood School District 2019 Niche Best Schools

111 East North Street, Eureka, MO 63025 | Phone (636) 733-2000 | Fax (636) 733-8851


Dr. Mark Miles has more than 20 years in public education, serving the last seven as superintendent of the highly rated Indian Hill Exempted Village School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, he provides leadership and direction for championing a united vision of academic excellence and student development, improving student performance in a high‐achieving district and ensuring the effective and efficient use of fiscal resources. He understands the importance of community engagement and encourages a participatory, team-focused leadership style. A native Missourian, Dr. Miles is excited to be home and joining the Rockwood School District.


Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri‐Columbia

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia

Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Missouri‐Columbia

Bachelor of Science in Education-Secondary Social Studies Education, University of Missouri‐Columbia

Professional Experience

2012-present: Superintendent, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District – Cincinnati, Ohio

2010-2012: Deputy Superintendent, Park Hill School District – Kansas City, MO

2007-2010: Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement, Park Hill School District

2005-2007: Assistant to the Superintendent, Park Hill School District

2002-2005: Principal, Plaza Middle School, Park Hill School District

2000-2002: Graduate Research Assistant – Middle Level Leadership Center & the National Study of Leadership in Middle Level Schools, University of Missouri‐Columbia

1999-2000: Administrative Assistant, Oakland Junior High School, Columbia Public Schools​

1995-1999: Social Studies Teacher, Smithton Middle School/West Junior High School,  Columbia Public Schools


Dr. Miles and familiyDr. Miles and his wife, Rebekah, have three children. Their son, Leighton, works as a small business consultant in Kansas. Their daughter, Sydney, attends the University of Alabama, and their daughter, Natalie, attends the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He enjoys spending time with family, reading and attending school events and activities.  Fitness is also an important part of his life, including walking and running.


  • Ohio Superintendent Leadership Institute (2015)
  • James Williamson Award for Achievement in Quality (2011)
  • KC Business Magazine Rising Star (2011)
  • Park Hill School District Office Spirit Award (2010)
  • College of Education High Flyer Award – University of Missouri – Columbia (2002)
  • Neil C. Aslin Memorial Fund Award (2001)
  • Walter Scott Monroe Research Fellowship (2001)
  • Missouri Division of Learning Disabilities Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding
  • General Educator Award (1998)
  • MACTE Beginning Teacher Award (1996)
  • James Madison Memorial Fellow (1993 – 1994)
  • Curatorʹs Scholar ‐ University of Missouri‐Columbia (1989 – 1993)​


Miles, M., & Klein, J. (2011). Three small steps…One giant leap. American Society for Quality Primary and
Secondary Education Brief, Volume 4, Number 2.​

Brooks, J. S., & Miles, M. T. (2​006). From scientific management to social justice…and back again?
Pedagogical shifts in the study and practice of educational leadership. International Electronic Journal for
Leadership in Learning, Volume 10, Number 21.

Brooks, J. S., & Miles, M. T. (2006). Logic, history, use of. In F. W. English (Ed.), Sage encyclopedia of
educational leadership and administration (pp. 623‐625). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Miles, M. T. (2003). Stranger in a strange land: School culture, theory, and practice. In Andrews, P. G. &
Anfara, Jr., V. A. (eds.), Leaders for a Movement: Professional Preparation and Development of Middle Level
Teachers and Administrators. Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association.​