Scott E. Miller, Superintendent of Schools
That all Hammond students, regardless of their race, ethnicity, ability, primary language, gender, citizenship status, sexuality, or faith, deserve a world-class education that addresses their individual needs, while also providing opportunities to develop their gifts.
That School City of Hammond has great teachers, administrators, and staff who love the Hammond community and personally sacrifice much of their time, energy, and resources to see it be successful.
That for School City of Hammond to be its best, we must significantly involve our parents, our community partners, our business partners and the Civil City of Hammond.
That one of the primary roles of the Superintendent is to be the advocate for Hammond children, both locally and in Indianapolis.
That when a student graduates from Hammond schools, they should be absolutely prepared for their next step, whether it be a 4-year university, a skilled apprenticeship, the military, a 2-year college, or the world of work.
|(Scott receiving the lifetime achievement award from the Hammond PTA in Feb. 2019)|
Scott’s Professional Experiences:
- Started working for School City of Hammond in February 1997 in the Media Center (IT Department).
- Worked as an Instructional Technology Assistant for Special Education from 1998-2000.
- Taught Computer Information Technology at the ACC from 2000-2013.
- Developed a custom IT curriculum that has been used by Cisco instructors all over the world.
- Taught as adjunct faculty in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department at Purdue Calumet from 2002-2006
- Taught Cisco Networking to Adult Education JobLink students from the mills.
- Facilitated many training sessions for the Bilingual Department (now LDP) and for the Technology Department.
- Served as the Department Chair for the Business and Technology Department at the ACC from 2007-2013.
- Served as the state-identified teacher mentor to 6 different teachers over an 8-year period.
- Served as Dean of Students at Lake Ridge Middle School from 2014-2016. Led a building initiative that lowered fights down to less than 10 a year.
- Since 2016 has served as the Principal of the ACC and the CTE (Career and Technical Education) Director for District 2.
- As CTE Director, provides leadership and oversight for the CTE programming at 12 area high schools. (Calumet, Clark, Gavit, Edison, Griffith, Hammond HS, HAST, Highland, Lake Central, Morton, Munster, Whiting)
- Provides administrative and program oversight to the early college program (ACC University) at the ACC. The program will produce 38 Associate Degrees for Hammond graduates this year alone.
- Earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University Northwest in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Purdue Calumet.
- Currently serves on over 15 district and regional committees addressing educational goals and workforce needs.
- Has demonstrated an ability to partner schools with businesses to provide opportunities for students. For example, bringing Community Healthcare Network on as partner to provide work-based learning experiences for students and volunteer opportunities.
- Strong technology background with a proven record to use technology to improve both educational outcomes and optimize procedures. For example, developing an online enrollment procedure for the ACC that was implemented across 12 high schools, saving time and money over the paper process.
Scott’s Family Life
|(Scott’s Family- Autumn (17), Wife Tracey, Scott, Hope (4), Jordan (19), Logan (17))|
Scott has been a resident of Lake County, Indiana for his entire life and comes from a family of educators. His mom taught middle-school at Munster for 38 years. His dad was a teacher and high school principal, primarily for Lake Ridge schools for 40 years. His grandmother was a home-economics teacher for over 25 years for Merrillville schools and his aunt was an art teacher for over 25 years for Lake Central and Chesterton schools.
Scott is a graduate of the class of 1994 from Lake Central High School. He has been married to his wife Tracey since 2010. Tracey is the Lake County Adoption Champion and a registered nurse who currently works online to help nursing school candidates pass their national board certification (NCLEX).
Scott has five children: daughter Samantha (24), son Jordan (19), son Logan (17), daughter Autumn (17), and daughter Hope (4).
|(Scott and his daughter Samantha, who serves in the U.S. Navy)|
Scott & Tracey have been Lake County Foster Parents for the past six years. They have fostered 11 total children including a young boy who is almost 2 years old and has been with the family for a year. Scott and Tracey were chosen by the Lake County DCS office to represent all Lake County foster families at the Governor’s celebration of foster parents in 2018.
Scott serves in the role of Elder, Awana leader, and Men’s Ministry leader at the Gary campus of Bethel Church. He was a part-time visiting minister at the Lake County Jail from 2010-2015 and has served in ministries to the disabled, to nursing home communities, and to children of all age groups. Scott and Tracey believe in living out their convictions in a way that shows love, care, and compassion for others.