Let me first say that this is MY blog and that the thoughts and comments contained therein reflect my views and mine alone. They do not necessarily reflect the view of anyone else in my district, particularly district leadership or school board members. I don’t even claim to be right most of the time. I am simply one man with his own perspective who also strives to be open and receptive to other points of view. This is how we learn after all.
My name is Rob Miller and I have been privileged to work with the wonderful teachers and staff of Jenks Middle School in Jenks, Oklahoma since 2002. This is my 21st year in education after serving ten years as an artillery officer in the Marine Corps.
(UPDATE: I accepted a position in May 2015 to become the new assistant superintendent in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Sand Springs is my home district as I graduated from Charles Page HS in 1979.)
Why the title, “A View from the Edge?” The picture below is from my July 2012 trip to Maine. It is taken from the summit of Mt. Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Over each of the last five summers, some friends and I have spent a week or so each year to backpack a total of about 350 miles on the AT, including portions of Maine and Georgia, the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee, and sections of Virginia. It is 2,180 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to the point I am standing here, so we have many miles left to hike. It is a great stress relief and is an adventure I look forward to each year. Anyhow, the point is that I am not afraid of heights, walking up hills, or occupying a place on the edge…of mountains…or other things.
I will always strive to always present my views in a straight-forward and respectful way. I hope that you will continue to stop by to read my posts, as well as post your own respectfully stated comments and opinions. Thanks for stopping by.