The Board of Education voted unanimously July 12 to hire Gary Miller as Logan Public School’s new principal for the 2004-05 school year. He will also serve as the girl’s basketball coach. Miller, a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma and Sul Ross State University, will begin work immediately said Superintendent of Logan Schools Caroline Franklin.
Miller replaces Tommy Thompson, who will be returning to the classroom as the agricultural studies and science teacher in the San Jon School System. This is the second time Miller has worked for Logan School. During the 1997-1998 school year, he taught history and was the assistant boys’ coach. The team won the New Mexico State Basketball Tournament that year. “I’m honored to be back,” said Miller of his appointment, “Logan has a good staff, good people, and hardworking kids.” “We’re excited to have Mr. Miller back in Logan,” said Franklin, “I knew Mr. Miller previously and we all felt he had a lot to offer to the school.”
According to Miller this will be his first job as principal although he has served as an acting administrator during a principal’s absence. “A teacher and a coach is a friend to the kids,” said Mr. Miller, “but being the principal will be different. Someone has to make the tough decisions.”
“Education is the biggest step in life,” said Miller. “I will work hard and do the best I can as Logan’s principal.” Prior to becoming principal at Logan Public School, Miller coached the boys’ team for the Big Spring, Texas School system.