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Dr. William Miller at State Library’s Lunch and Learn Author Series

State Library of Pennsylvania  Pennsylvania Authors Series
Lunch and Learn Program
Where: Room 321 Forum Building Harrisburg, PA  17120
When: Wednesday April 13th, from 12-1 PM

                                                 William N. Miller



Dr. William Miller’s presentation will feature an overview of the 42 year career of a rural school superintendent addressing lessons learned in his reflections in the  “The Politics of Prevailing.”

Attendees will become quickly engaged with such lessons as: Eat Humble Pie, Ditch the Desk, Protect the Kids, Know Your ABC’s: Athletics, Band and Chorus; and Beware of Religion and Politics. At the conclusion of each lesson is a list of “Principles of Prevailing.”

The book is not only of value to public school leaders, but for all those who care about the issues that arise in our public schools.

The book is available at or at your local bookstore.  Please bring a copy for the author to sign: while the State Library has a copy to borrow, we do not sell the book here.

Dr. William N. Miller was selected Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators 2013 Superintendent of the Year. Previously, he received the Pennsylvania School Study Council’s 2012 William Caldwell Excellence in Administration and Supervision Award, was honored as the 2007 PARSS Rural Educator of the Year, and was lauded in 2006 with the University Council of Education Excellence (UCEE) Educational Leadership Award. He earned his B.S. from Shippensburg University and Masters and Doctorate of Educational Administration in 1969 at The Pennsylvania State University after completing doctoral course work at Harvard, The University of Chicago, and New York University. He has served as Adjunct-Professor at the graduate level at Penn State’s University Park campus and as Guest Lecturer at Saint Francis University. In addition, he has presented numerous statewide seminars on issues as diverse as educator sexual misconduct to the needs of gifted students. As Arnold Hillman of Bright Futures Unlimited characterized him, “Bill is an anachronism. In these days of carpetbag superintendents and quick change artists, Bill has been a stable influence in the Tyrone Area School District since 1971…He is someone that students and communities can rely upon…in this era of people devoted to destroying public education.” Bio from

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