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Miller Speaks to Civitans

By Glenn Collins
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 1:06 PM

Dr. Alan Miller, who begins his tenure as Superintendant for Haleyville City Schools July 1, addressed the Haleyville Civitans Tuesday at the Galley. Miller, who received his Ph.D. in Special Education from Auburn, presented his vision for the school system.

He had high praise for State Superintendant Thomas R. Bice's move away from testing-centered education toward a parent-centric view of education. Miller added that he believes Haleyville Schools are already moving in that direction and that is where he wants to focus.

Miller equates a parent-focused view of education to “How I feel as a dad.” He believes that schools take our children and prepare them to prosper, to accomplish their dreams. “That is what is important to our schools,” he emphasized.

He promoted the “3 'R's.” They make for an education that is relevant to the world, is rigorous in its application and consists of relationships with the teachers. He added, “I want (our children) to attend a (school) system that will teach them, allow them to master core compentencies and educate them about the World.”

“Every town is full of kids with dreams and aspirations.” In the end, when the child walks across the stage to collect his or her diploma, if each one has all the skills needed to pursue their dreams, “Then we have succeeded,” Miller concluded.


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