The Board of Directors of Central Rivers Area Education Agency (AEA) announced today that Sam Miller, Chief Administrator, will be retiring on August 31, 2023. The Board will begin the search process for a new leader over the summer months.
“Sam has been a progressive, visionary leader over the past seven years,” said Dr. Deb Rich, CRAEA board president. “He’s leaving us a stronger, more nimble organization in our service to children, families and educators. We wish him all the best as he looks forward to retirement.”
“I am humbled to have led this incredible agency and the passionate people who work here,” said Miller. “Iowa’s Area Education Agencies do so much for the children, families and educators in the state. It’s been an honor to be a part of that work in service to others.”
Prior to taking the top position at Central Rivers AEA, Miller previously held superintendent positions at both Solon and Davis County Community School Districts. He joined the agency in 2015.
Central Rivers AEA, with service delivery centers in Cedar Falls, Clear Lake, and Marshalltown, is the largest AEA in the state in terms of geography and the number of school districts served. The mission of the agency is to provide educational leadership, services and support to positively impact children, families and educators within the local school districts served.