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Solon’s Sam Miller among the nominees for state’s superintendent of the year

SOLON– Sam Miller, superintendent of the Solon Community School District, was a nominee for the 2013-2014 Iowa Superintendent of the Year award sponsored by the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI).
Solon has recently implemented Standards-Based Grading, a grading and reporting practice that measures students’ proficiency on well-defined course standards. Additionally, Solon has developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan, and completed construction on a new Spartan Stadium.
Miller has been superintendent for the district since 2010. Before coming to Solon, he was superintendent at Davis County Community School District in Bloomfield. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in special education from Morningside College, and a master’s in educational administration and specialist’s in educational leadership from Drake University. Nominated for the award by his peers, Miller will be recognized at SAI’s awards reception Aug. 6, 2014, along with Sioux City superintendent Paul Gausman who was recently selected as the recipient.
SAI, a statewide organization founded in 1987, represents more than 1,800 Iowa educational administrators. SAI’s mission is to support, encourage and develop Iowa’s educational leaders and learners.