The Bellevue School Board selected Justin "Tim" Mills to be Superintendent of Bellevue Schools Tuesday night.
Mills has been the Superintendent of the North Clackamas School District in Oregon since 2009.
Mills also has been superintendent in Colorado, in the Mesa Valley County and Brush Public School Districts. He also served as a middle school principal and assistant principal in Mesa Valley County and began his career as a teacher in Colorado and Arizona. Mills holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado and his Ed.D from Nova Southeastern University.
Mills said that he was the first among his siblings to graduate from high school, and his grandmother who raised him instilled the value of education.
Mills said that he was a school music teacher before becoming a school administrator, so he feels that arts education fosters creativity which is important to innovation.
Mills was the third of three finalists to be the Bellevue Superintendent.
He was one of being considered to replace citing family reasons.
Two other candidates were and .
Read more about the search for a Bellevue School District Superintendent on Bellevue Patch.