Alumni Spotlight: Brian Miller, MEd '01, MBA '13

Alison D'Addieco - September 23, 2013

“Attending Carlow was clearly one of the best decisions I ever made. I would definitely recommend Carlow for graduate studies.”  –Brian Miller, MEd, MBA, EdD, Superintendent, Pine-Richland School District

Brian Miller “grew up in school.” His father, Robert, taught and coached volleyball at his North Allegheny alma mater where his mother, Margaret, was a school nurse. 
Brian Miller, MEd, MBA, EdD, Superintendent, Pine-Richland School District
“Education was something I was interested in very early,” says Miller. “I always knew I wanted to teach.”  

In July 2013, Miller accepted a position as superintendent of Pine-Richland School District. He says the leadership skills he learned at Carlow helped him achieve his goals.

Early in his teaching career, when Miller made plans to pursue a master’s degree, he chose Carlow—a move he calls “one of the best decisions I ever made.” 

“The quality of courses was very high, the resources were excellent, and the professors were responsive,” he recalls of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program. “It was very professional.”

Miller returned a second time to Carlow, where he recently completed his MBA. He says his decision was based not only upon an incredible first experience, but also because of the flexibility of the online MBA program. 

Today, Miller makes time to continue the educational conversation outside of work, writing articles on topics such as STEM education, data-driven school home communication, and the use of principal performance surveys for publications like The Pennsylvania Administrator magazine. 

“As practitioners,” he says, “we should feel a responsibility to keep writing, outside of working within a school district. I have a real desire to be part of the broader conversation.”