MEET NEW SUPERINTENDENT CHARLES MILLER, Ed. D.
MEET NEW SUPERINTENDENT CHARLES MILLER, Ed. D.
Greetings. My name is Charles Miller and I am the incoming school superintendent of the John Swett Unified School District. I am excited to begin my duties and am looking forward to learning about the District and the community. I come to John Swett with thirty years of experience in the field of education and have served as a classroom teacher, vice principal, principal, and district office administrator. My educational training has been primarily in the UC system where I earned my bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara, master's degree from UC Berkeley, and my doctorate from UC Davis. My doctoral studies included conducting research on the work of principals as it relates to school accountability systems.
I applied for the superintendent position in John Swett Unified because of my familiarity with the region and the uniqueness of the District. During my childhood, I spent many days at the Tara Hills shopping center in Pinole where my step-father owned a drug store. I have also spent time in Rodeo, Crockett, and Port Costa and appreciate the community and natural surroundings of the area. I was also interested in the position because the smaller size of the District will allow me to personally know all of our stakeholders. I believe that establishing personal relationships is essential to effective leadership and John Swett is a place where this can occur.
As I begin my duties in the District, I will begin by taking some time to meet people and listen to your thoughts and viewpoints about the needs of our schools. I am interested in hearing about your past experiences with the school system and your dreams for the future. Also, I will be spending considerable time visiting classrooms and meeting with teachers, staff, parents, and administrators. My goal is to develop an accurate and in-depth understanding of the District's needs to better support our Governing Board of Trustees as they help chart our course for the future. Also, I will be developing ways to keep our community informed about our two bond projects at Carquinez Middle School and John Swett High School. Finally, I will be leading efforts to continuously improve student achievement in our schools by focusing on culture, climate, and academic rigor. I am looking forward to collaborating with our teachers, staff, parents, and community members to get this work done!
On a personal note, I am a father of two girls ages 14 and 18, and the step-father of four boys ages 12, 15, and 16 year-old twins. My wife, Jessica, is a hospice social worker in Martinez and specializes in bereavement work. We live in Concord and love to travel and explore the Bay Area. I look forward to meeting all of our community stakeholders and invite you to visit me and help me better understand our schools and community. I am available by cell phone (925-639-7408) and email cmiller@jsusd.org Also, please feel free to visit our District office and say hello. The John Swett Unified School District is an amazing place and our dedicated professionals work for the good of all students focusing on promoting higher student achievement by motivating and challenging every student to strive enthusiastically toward academic and personal success.
Mission and Beliefs
Mission
The John Swett Unified School District's dedicated professionals work for the good of all students, focusing on promoting higher student achievement by motivating and challenging every student to strive enthusiastically toward academic and personal success.

Beliefs
All Students can and must experience success in their own learning.
Professional staff must put forth high quality effort, employ multiple teaching strategies and work as a team to educate our students.
Professional staff and students are responsible for the quality of the educational experience and all will be accountable for it.
All people deserve to be treated with respect and are expected to treat all others with respect.
Partnerships among professional staff, students, parents, and community are most effective when positive attitudes are sought, encouraged, and shared.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Rodeo Hills Elementary School is proud to announce kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year. Registration starts Monday, January 23rd, and lasts from 9-3 each day. Kindergarten Law regarding kindergarten birthday start dates has changed. To be eligible for Kindergarten, your student must be 5 years old on or before September 1. Students who turn 5 years old September 2nd through December 2nd are eligible to enroll in our “transitional kindergarten” program. For more information on transitional kindergarten, please feel free to drop by RHES anytime or check out http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderinfo.asp

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING FOR REGISTRATION:

Original Birth Certificate from the country, county, or state (Copies will not be accepted)
Immunization Records: State Law requires that all Kindergarten students entering school have up-to-date shots. No Exceptions
Proof of Residency: You must provide 2 proofs of residency. Utility bill, mortgage papers, property tax payment, rental property contract, lease, voter registration, pay stub etc. are also acceptable

We do not accept driver’s license

For more information, call (510)799-4431 x 3150
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