The fact that Matt Miller already bleeds green could help make his transition as the new assistant superintendent for the Carroll Independent School District a little easier.Miller’s appointment became official when the CISD board approved the recommendation of Superintendent David Faltys on Sept. 9.“He’s a long-time Dragon and he has done a very capable job of leading Carroll Middle School. He knows our community, is an effective communicator, and understands the role we play in serving our 11 campuses,” Faltys said in a press release.Miller fills a position as assistant superintendent for administrative services left vacant when Derek Citty left the district in July. His duties include overseeing Personnel and Policy, Facility Maintenance and Transportation Services.He joined the district in 1998 as a math teacher and coached baseball. He was named assistant principal at Carroll Middle School in 2004, and principal in 2007. Miller said although it was a difficult decision to leave his post as principal, he liked the fact that he could advance his career while remaining a Dragon.“The biggest reason is it’s in Carroll and I believe in Carroll,” he said. “I bleed green.”Miller said he’s ready to take the next step in leadership and “make a positive change in the whole district as opposed to one campus.”Trudie Jackson will serve as the middle school’s interim principal until a permanent hire has been made. Jackson is a retired CISD principal and will work with the school’s two assistant principals until an interview committee makes a recommendation to the school board, which officials estimate will be in October.
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