Office of the Superintendent
About Mr. Richard A. Myles, Superintendent
Now in his third year as our superintendent, Mr. Myles continues to intensify his efforts to focus the District’s commitment to inspiring the success and achievement of every student in Scottsbluff Public Schools.
Mr. Myles earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Colorado. His ongoing work at CU also included a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development as well as subsequent credentialing in the superintendency. Prior to arriving in Scottsbluff he served six years as Community Superintendent with Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado where he supervised 38 schools serving approximately 23,000 students. While serving in this position, Mr. Myles initiated innovative practice in Jefferson County schools including the development of the area's first Arts and Humanities choice option (2007), Denver metro's first Dropout Prevention and Recovery office (2008), the implementation of a new International Baccalaureate (IB) program (2009), and the opening of a new Career and Technical high school focused on health and technology (2009).
Prior to this position, Mr. Myles served as a middle school principal for 16 years during which time his schools' honors included the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, national recognition from the Americans with Disabilities Council, and inclusion in the National Association of Secondary School Principals study of 100 Highly Successful Middle Schools. He has also been a state and national presenter regarding effective school practices. Mr. Myles began his education career as an English/Language Arts teacher in Littleton Public Schools, Colorado where he was recognized as a Colorado Awards Honoree.
Mr. Myles brings an enthusiastic determination to educational leadership and has demonstrated an ability to inspire and support school communities and the students they serve.
Letter from the Superintendent
I am honored to be Superintendent of Schools here in Scottsbluff – a place of passion and caring exceeding any place I have ever been. This selfless commitment is perhaps most remarkably demonstrated through the support and encouragement provided to our youth. The extraordinary achievement and success they enjoy pays magnificent tribute to their own vigor as well as that of their families, their educators and this entire community. Scottsbluff, Nebraska is a wonderful place to call home - and our schools are a vital piece of that.
I encourage you all as parents and members of this community to help us remain vigilant in this work. Talk with your child’s teachers, your school’s principal. Be part of helping your school grow and partners in its success. Bring your ideas, your concerns and your energy. Together we will continue to accomplish remarkable things for our kids. Each and every one…
Superintendent of Schools