Walla Walla — The superintendent of the Walla Walla School District has announced his resignation to accept an assistant superintendent position with an educational service district in Spokane.
Mick Miller is resigning his position effective June 30 to serve as assistant superintendent with Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane.
Miller is in his fourth school year with Walla Walla Public Schools. His last working day with the district is June 20.
"I appreciate having the opportunity to work with such an outstanding staff of caring educators," said Miller. "My belief is the best years for Walla Walla Public Schools are yet to come."
Miller was the superintendent of the Deer Park School District in Deer Park, Wash., for six years prior to coming to Walla Walla Public Schools.
"We thank Superintendent Miller for his four years of service and wish him well in his next career move," said school board President Anne Golden. "Our focus now is on finding a highly qualified interim superintendent to continue to lead our outstanding school district during this leadership transition."
The school board will seek an interim superintendent for the 2014-15 school year.
The position will be posted on the district website beginning June 4 and all applications must be returned by June 13.
The interim superintendent employment posting will also be available on the Washington State School Directors Association and Washington Association of School Administrators' websites.
Applications will be reviewed in a closed-door session by the school board June 17. Interviews will be scheduled following the school board review of the candidates.