Tracy Scott Miller of Highland Village is challenging Carol Kyer of Flower Mound for the Place 7 seat on the Lewisville school board this May. Kyer is seeking her sixth consecutive term on the board.
Miller ran unsuccessfully last year in a three way race for the open Place 3 trustee seat that was vacated by Mark Welding.
In a press release, Miller said that he is a local community leader who understands the challenges that educators face today, from education reform, to standardized testing, to school-provided technology.
Miller stated that he is a fiscal conservative who demands fiscal transparency and accountability for tax expenditures.
He said he believes that LISD needs a fresh leader who understands the benefits and challenges of technology in education.
Miller touted his 28 years of success transforming organizations through technology. His business and technology experience has taken him around the world, building teams in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Because of this Miller said that he has a global perspective on education.
"I want to see an educational environment that enables students to achieve success in life, regardless of their ambition to attend college or not." said Miller. "The DFW area has infinite opportunity for technology workers, whether or not they have a college degree. However, I think the Digital Learning environment we have based solely on iPads is not adequately preparing our students for ‘real’ corporate or vocational roles in the global workforce."
Miller served on the Double Oak Town Council for 11 years as Mayor Pro Tem, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Town Treasurer and Deputy Town Treasurer.
With his public service experience, he said that he understands the laws that elected officials are bound by and knows how to sustain transparency and accountability in public service.
As an Eagle Scout, Miller maintains a life-long pledge of service through his volunteer teaching for Junior Achievement Dallas, coaching, and mentoring. Miller has served in booster club leadership positions in several LISD extracurricular activities and is a member of the Highland Village Rotary Club, Marcus High School PTSA, and Flower Mound Area Republican Club.
Miller has a BA in Business and Computer Science from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. Miller has studied at Dallas Theological Seminary and the Yale School of Management.
He and his wife Melissa and two children, Katy and Tristan, live in Highland Village and have resided in LISD for 20 years. They are members of The Village Church in Flower Mound.
Early voting for the May 10 election begins on April 26.