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New BRSSD Supe to Host Community Meetings

Dr. Michael Milliken joined the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District in July.

Dr. Michael Milliken, the new superintendent for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District  Photo: Joan Dentler
Dr. Michael Milliken, the new superintendent for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Photo: Joan Dentler
Dr. Michael Milliken, new superintendent of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD), will host two community meetings prior to the new school year to share his thoughts on the district and to hear residents' thoughts about local schools. 

The first meeting is next Thursday, August 29th 6:30 p.m., at Sandpiper Community Center, 797 Redwood Shores Parkway. The second community meeting will be in Belmont on September 4 at 6:30 p.m at Nesbit Elementary School, 500 Biddulph Way. 
To read a recent Patch interview with Dr. Milliken, click here. 

The following is from a press release submitted by BRSSD:

About Dr. Michael Milliken:

Dr. Milliken joined the District formally beginning on July 1, 2013.
 
He began his career in public education as an elementary school teacher in San Diego in 1996. Dr. Milliken subsequently served as an elementary teacher and then middle school math teacher in Maryland and was appointed as an elementary principal in Newark, California, in 2005. 

Dr. Milliken joined the Palo Alto Unified School District as the principal at Jordan Middle School in 2008. He served as principal for three years and is credited with creating a collaborative environment and positive school culture.

In 2011, Dr. Milliken was elevated to Director of Secondary Education in the Palo Alto Unified School District and has been responsible for supervising Palo Alto’s two high schools, as well as three middle schools and adult school.

Dr. Milliken received a BA in Political Science, and an MA and Ph.D. in Educational Administration, all from Stanford University.

For two years after college, he taught English in Indonesia to students preparing to become teachers. Dr. Milliken, who is married with two daughters, has coached youth softball and soccer, and has served on the board of the educational foundation for his daughters’ school district.

To read a recent Patch interview with Dr. Milliken, click here. 

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