Natick Gets New Assistant Superintendent, Expands Role of Student Services

NATICK, MA — Natick Public Schools announced two promotions this week, elevating two existing district employees to new roles.

Here’s more from a Natick press release:

Natick Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anna P. Nolin announced the promotions of Timothy Luff from Assistant Superintendent and Director of Student Services Erin Miller to an expanded role as Director of Student Services and equity within the central office administrative team.

“We look forward to Mr. Luff and Ms. Miller building on the excellent programs and services they created and maintained when they were part of Natick Public Schools,” Nolin said. “Student services, safety, security, diversity, inclusion and equity encompass core features of our strategic plan, and these promotions reflect our commitment to our students and staff to provide the services they need. need.”

Luff, who previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, will now have direct oversight of safety, security, student services, social-emotional learning, and equity and assist with human resources. . He will continue to manage legal matters for the department, including policy, open meeting law, public records, audits, investigations, mediations, civil rights compliance, and Title IX compliance. Luff will also coordinate leadership evaluations, disciplinary councils and work with staff to address bullying and harassment. In addition to assisting with the district’s diversity, equity and inclusion work, Luff will oversee the district’s after-school program and oversee the summer college program.

Luff has worked for NPS since 2012 after serving as principal and vice-principal of student services in the Oxford Hills School District in Maine. Prior to that, he served as a special education teacher at three schools in Maine. Luff received his Bachelor of Science in Special Education/Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and his Master of Science in Educational Leadership/Special Education Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He is pursuing an Executive Juris Doctor in Education at Concord Law School.

Miller has worked at NPS since 2015 as Director of Student Services and is expanding her role in this area by joining the central office administrative team. In his new role, Miller will oversee the general direction, coordination and evaluation of all special education programs, home tutoring, out-of-district placements and alternative programs.

Miller supports compliance and service delivery for the NPS health, psychology, guidance, and English learning services teams, as well as all special education coordinators and analysts in the NPS. behavior certified by the board. She will also manage the district’s response response measures, 504 housing, English language learning, the extended school year program, and contribute to the district’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Prior to joining NPS, Miller was an assistant director of special education at Franklin Public Schools and began her career there as a special education teacher before becoming a department head. She received her Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Services from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Master of Science in Education from Simmons College. Miller earned a graduate certificate in School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning from William James College.