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New leadership coming to Eustis Middle, Leesburg High

TAVARES – Superintendent Diane Kornegay has named two new principals to her team of school administrators for next school year.

Bill Miller, former Chief Academic Officer, is being recommended for the top role at Eustis Middle School, while Michael Randolph, formerly Vice Principal at Oakleaf High School in Clay County, is slated to lead Leesburg High School.
 
The moves are part of Ms. Kornegay’s efforts to make our local schools models of transformation and Lake County a destination district. The recommendations will be presented to the School Board for approval at the June 26 meeting.
 
As Chief Academic Officer for Lake County Schools, Mr. Miller oversaw curriculum for the district and monitored student achievement and the accountability of programs under former Superintendent Susan Moxley. He had worked in the district for 35 years at the time of his appointment to the superintendent’s senior leadership team. He was  principal of Leesburg High School from 2008 through his retirement in 2015, bringing the school out from state oversight and raising its grade to a C. He came out of retirement to assume the Chief Academic Officer role on an interim basis.
 
Mr. Miller held several other leadership positions in the district over the years including Principal at Umatilla Middle School, Principal at Eustis High School and Assistant Principal at Carver Middle School.
 
Mr. Randolph was an English Language Arts teacher/coach in Clay before assuming the role of Vice Principal in 2012. As part of Oakleaf’s leadership team, he was responsible for constructing the school’s master schedule, developing Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities, coordinating the school’s external accreditation review and facilitating communication between personnel, students and parents for the purpose of solving problems and resolving conflicts.
 
He is committed to revitalizing Leesburg High School and will form partnerships with the business community to support the expansion of programs and services that will focus on job skills and increased opportunities for students to earn industry certifications within a field of interest.
 
Mr. Randolph earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Phoenix.
 
Mr. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova University.