MILESTONES: Sharing Our Story

MILESTONES: Sharing Our Story
Posted on 08/07/2018
Natalie Miles on her first day of kindergarten.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

– Maya Angelou

I still can’t believe it was 13 years ago.

Her expression really said it all: Natalie was smiling, confident, and ready. I, on the other hand – not pictured, was a bit emotional. My baby girl was off to her first day of kindergarten. This year, that little girl seems so grown as she is about to embark on her senior year of high school. As a parent, I have lived through 13 chapters in what has become one magical story of intellectual development, personal growth, and social responsibility for my child.  As your superintendent, I have had the opportunity to experience this same story each year with our children. It is time to share that story with you.

Welcome to Milestones – my new blog. This is the place where business gets personal; it is a space for us to connect on this journey we are traveling together … a journey to help our children experience Enduring Excellence in Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service. In each of our lives, milestones are created – sometimes when least expected. For my team, each interaction with our students, parents, and colleagues influences the outcome of the story we are crafting within the Indian Hill School District. In fact, these myriad interactions and experiences become the stories of our lives shared with others. As we ponder this upcoming school year, I have asked my team to consider what story we want to be told. We understand that in service to you, and as authors of this story about to be written, we have the opportunity to serve, lead, and inspire as characters who may be remembered for a lifetime.

I will never forget the way I felt on Natalie’s first day of school. As her hand left mine, and she took the hand of her teacher, I knew she was going to experience an amazing adventure. As you prepare to trust us with this same responsibility come August 16, I hope you feel the same.

In service to our children,
Mark T. Miles, Ph.D.
Indian Hill Exempted Village School District