Dear Students, Staff and Parents,

As the new superintendent for Miles Independent School District, I am honored to welcome you back to an exciting and productive 2018-2019 school year. I want to begin by thanking the school board, numerous staff members, parents, and community members who continue to provide me with a warm welcome since my arrival on June 18th. I look forward to spending the next few months learning even more about our district and the community. I hope that each of you enjoyed a well-deserved, restful and relaxing summer vacation. I look forward to meeting with you and extending a special welcome to all staff members on August 13th, and students and parents on August 28th.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff members and parents for the high level of dedication and commitment to supporting student learning. I did not have to look far to find examples of leadership at all levels of the organization at Miles ISD. Clerical and IT staff have been providing support for our teachers and administrators. The custodial, maintenance and grounds staff have worked tirelessly throughout the summer to ensure that our buildings are clean, well maintained, and ready for student and staff on the first day of school. Many administrators and teachers have been engaged in professional development in preparation for supporting student learning and implementation of the curriculum. I would also like to commend our parents for continuing to work in partnership with us in order to provide the best possible learning experiences for our students throughout the year.

The start of a new school year brings with it a sense of keen anticipation of exiting future opportunities. That sense of excitement will be clearly evident in each of our schools over the next few weeks. Thank you, everyone, for providing me with a warm welcome to your district and community. I appreciate your dedication and commitment to ensuring that the return to school is a positive experience for each student, staff and parent in our district. It is an honor and privilege for me to join Miles ISD and become a part of the Miles Community.

Clint Askins
Superintendent of Schools