Former Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa left at the end of the 2010-2011 school year to take a superintendent job in Cobb County, Georgia. In 2011, the Dallas Independent School District School Board began the search process for the School District’s next superintendent. To help aid in finding a qualified educator to fill the position, the district hired PROACT Search. The district was seeking an instructional leader with experience leading a district toward accelerated academic improvement, lowering drop‐out rates, increasing graduation rates and expanding post‐secondary options. Additionally, the district wanted someone who possessed effective communication skills in order to reach out to all community groups and develop productive and beneficial relationships with community leaders.
PROACT Search recruited 90 candidates from both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds. 5 candidates were interviewed by the school board. In April 2012, the district hired Dr. Mike Miles, who had previously served as Superintendent for the Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs. As a result of Superintendent Miles’ work, the DISD Board of trustees offered Dr. Miles a two-year contract extension to continue his excellent work.