Miller, 33, replaces Jim Sanfilippo, who will take over as Bassett Elementary School principal this fall.
Miller spent six years as summer school principal in the district’s math and reading intervention program for grades 1-6, and two years as the administrator of the “Brain Games” program, a math/reading/science partnership between the Westlake Schools and Westlake Porter Public Library. He also completed an administrative internship at the elementary level.
He has experience in facilitating staff development for curriculum, teaching strategies, technology and online resources. Miller worked with the Westlake Police Department and Westlake Fire Department to revise school safety plans at Bassett and Holly Lane elementary schools. He also worked on a district committee to update the Continuous Improvement Plan. He earned status as an adjunct professor through Ashland University and taught a graduate course on research-based feedback strategies to Westlake teachers.
“Nick has experience across all grade levels and sought leadership opportunities throughout the district,” said Westlake Schools Superintendent Geoff Palmer. “I’m excited to see one of our own begin his administrative career here in Westlake and look forward to him partnering with the rest of the team to fulfill our mission to educate for excellence.”
Miller joined the Westlake Schools in 2006 as the physical education teacher at Holly Lane Elementary School. He was the health and physical education teacher at Westlake High School last school year. Miller also has been a leader on the district Wellness Committee for several years.
Miller earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Baldwin-Wallace University. He is a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, as well as the Ohio Association for Health, Physical education, Recreation and Dance, where he chaired the physical education division for two years.
“I am excited to join the Dover Intermediate School staff and contribute to a school environment focused on the learning of every child,” Miller said. “I look forward to working alongside the staff, parents and students to continue the tradition of excellence that has been established at Dover Intermediate School.”