Canal Winchester schools
Miller-Smith announces retirement
Canal Winchester Local School District Superintendent Kimberley Miller-Smith surprised the board of education at its regular meeting on Monday, July 9, by announcing her retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2012.
Miller-Smith, who has been superintendent in Canal Winchester for the past six years, went into executive session with the board to discuss her decision.
The formal letter presented to the board was then read in open session by CWLSD Treasurer Joyce Boyer because Board President Debra Waites was overcome with emotion.
“I have been honored to serve as a teacher, administrator and superintendent and work hand-in-hand with so many caring community members and families, accomplished students and outstanding employees,” Miller-Smith wrote. “Through these experiences, I have learned a great deal, forged many relationships and have fond memories that will stay with me forever.”
Miller-Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and master’s and doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University. She began her career, which has spanned more than 30 years, as a special education teacher with Canal Winchester schools. She returned later to the district as the high school assistant principal in 2000.
Prior to being named superintendent in Canal Winchester, she served as assistant superintendent of the Southwest Licking Local School District.
Her academic career also included positions with Belpre City Schools, Berne Union Local Schools, Centennial High School and Dublin Scioto High School.
“I can proudly say that my years in Canal Winchester were the most fruitful years of my career,” Miller-Smith said. “The district has provided great opportunities for me to grow in the profession that I love and in which I so deeply believe.”