Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Dr. Mark Miller presented a letter to the School Board this morning that requests he be removed from his contract on August 15.
"It is with mixed emotions that I am requesting to be released from my contract effective August 15, 2018," Miller wrote, "I have decided it is time to move on to the next chapter in my life and will be returning to California."
Miller said It has been a humbling honor to have led the Juneau School District over the past four years. " Through heartbreaking losses and victorious celebrations we have stuck together and preserved for the sake of our kids. "
Miller also thanked the community, staff, parents and students for their work and support. He also predicted good things ahead for the school system, "I have full confidence that I am leaving the district in very capable hands. We have worked hard to build capacity within our staff and the work we are doing is much larger than any one person. "
Miller had been superintendent for the past four years and has worked over 30 years in education.
He will become the superintendent of schools in Sonora, California.
The School Board will meet this Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 206 of Juneau Douglas High School. The panel plans to conduct an executive session to discuss finding a replacement for Miller.