Mountain Valley Supt. Debbie Miller

Mountain Valley Unified School District Supt. Debbie Miller has announced her plans to retire in June.

Miller, who joined the district five and a half years ago, told the Journal she’d planned to work another year but the birth of her first grandchild last April prompted her to accelerate the plan.

“I am moving to Sacramento and I am going to babysit my granddaughter,” Miller said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

Miller has worked in education for 24 years. She came to the Mountain Valley district from Etna High School where she was principal.

In 2018 she was selected by her peers in the North State through the Association of California School Administrators as Superintendent of the Year for Region 1.

The Mountain Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees is seeking a new district superintendent/high school principal. Board members were to meet in closed session Tuesday to work on interviewing questions.

Miller said a timeline should be confirmed by Jan. 15, and she hopes to have applications in by the end of February.

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