Minidoka Superintendent Climbs The Ladder

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By Jay Michaels

Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The new superintendent for Minidoka schools has been working her way up the ladder for 26 years. It's that experience that she believes will help lead the district into the future.

This fall students in the Minidoka area will benefit from a new boss for their schools. The new superintendent for Minidoka Schools already knows the district inside out. That's because she began teaching here when she was only 22.

Sandra Miller, Superintendent for Minidoka Schools, says, "I taught at Minico High School for 13 years, then I went to West Minico Middle School. I was the Vice Principal, Athletic Director for a few years, helps with the middle school transition."

Miller became the principal at West Minico Middle School in Paul. Then she moved to the District Service Center in Rupert. That's where she's worked as the Student Achievement and School Improvement Director for the last three years.

Teresa Lowder, Director of Special Programs, says, "Sandra's passionate about Minidoka County, because she's lived here forever. She loves the kids, she loves education."

Miller already knows all the Minidoka schools and how they operate. Because of her experience, she understands everything from curriculum and lesson plans to administration.

Miller has also worked with implementing programs handed down from the federal government. She's looking forward to the district's future.

Miller says, "My vision is to have all of our schools operating at top notch, which would be five-star schools. I think within a few years we will be there."

Miller's goal is to do what's best for the kids to get them ready for college and careers after high school.

August 5, 2013.


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