A LETTER FROM THE DCPS CHANCELLOR
June 16, 2016
Dear Miner Elementary School Community:
Every year, DC Public Schools conducts a nationwide search for the best principals to lead our schools. To deliver a high-quality education to all students, it takes a strong school leader who is laser-focused on raising student achievement, while also ensuring the school community is a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable place for all. Astounding advances are possible when the right principal is leading a school. Many of you have engaged in the principal-selection process for Miner Elementary School by examining the candidates and making a recommendation to me, and I sincerely appreciate your time and efforts on behalf of our students.
After balancing your input and recommendations with the needed experience and skills that research links to success, we concluded that your recommendation, Andrea Mial, is the strongest candidate to lead the Miner Elementary school community. We are happy to report that Ms. Mial has accepted the offer to be the Miner Elementary School principal. Her official appointment begins on June 26, 2016.
Andrea Mial began her career as a literary support specialist at Department Of Defense Education Activity, Pacific District in Japan. While in Japan she became an Assistant Principal at two different schools over a three-year span. In 2011 Ms. Mial returned to the States where she transitioned into the role of principal at Bowley Elementary School for three years, and then principal at Johnson Primary School in North Carolina. In 2015, Andrea Mial served as the Vice President of Education Services at Catapult Learning, where she provided consultative services to school leaders and teachers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in science and technology and special education from Chaminade University. She holds a master’s degree from University of Cincinnati in educational leadership.
I want to thank everyone who participated in the principal-selection process, especially the school-community panel that interviewed a number of qualified candidates. Ms. Mial is excited to meet all of you, and I hope you will give her your warm welcome and support as she works with you to lead your children toward success.
Chancellor - District of Columbia Public Schools