Dr. Miller Retires After 50 Years


Photo courtesy of Dr. Miller

Dr. William Miller, Superintendent of Tyrone Area School District

Superintendent, Dr. William Miller is resigning after 50 years of working at TAHS.

“I appreciate the opportunity offered to me by the school board, all of the staff and students, and by the community to be able to serve as superintendent for the last 50 years. I would do it all over again if given the chance,” W. Miller expressed.

Miller and his father, Norman Miller have worked together. W. Miller worked as a social studies teacher and a business administrator before he became superintendent.

Miller was a graduate of Lincoln school (presently TAHS) in 1959, the graduation commencement was held in the Wilson theater because the auditorium was too small for the graduating class.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Miller for the past 37 years. Dr. Miller has always been friendly to the staff. He has created a family atmosphere to work in. I wish him the best on his retirement and know that the School District will not be the same without him,” said Lyla Ammerman, Accounts Payable/Purchasing Secretary.

His under grad school was Shippensburg, he got a taste of University of Chicago, and W. Miller earned his doctorate degree from Penn State University.

Miller majored in social science and minored in English.

Miller’s plans after his retirement are unknown at the moment other than to get in better physical condition.

On a more personal note, W. Miller’s favorite book is “Lincoln On Leadership” by Donald Philips.

“Not only is the book about leadership, it relates to everything in life,” W. Miller stated.

His favorite song of all time is “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers.

Miller enjoys spending time with his dog, or any dog for that matter, when Miller has to come in on Saturday mornings he brings his dog to the school with him and leaves the pooch at the flag pole until he is done. He enjoys being greeted by the pooch after he is done at the school.

Miller is not a hunter by any means. He loves animals and is not a killer of any animal, ever. When he was 11 years old he shot a Robin with a BB gun and found the bird dead the next day. He has not shot anything since.

“What I liked best about Dr. Miller’s time here at the school is his many stories. He is able to reflect on his experiences, both good and bad, with a sense of humor,” Cathy Harlow, business administrator stated.