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Mike Miles

Mike Miles
Mike Miles is the co-founder of Third Future Schools, starting the company after serving three years as the Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Under his leadership, the Dallas Independent School District implemented ground-breaking initiatives, including the implementation of the nation’s most rigorous and fair pay-for-performance teacher and principal evaluations, significantly expanding public school choice, and developing a strong early-childhood program. Prior to Dallas, Miles successfully transformed the Harrison School District in Colorado Springs, raising student achievement and building a high-performance culture. A former officer in the Army Ranger Battalion, Miles’ military experience includes leading counter terrorism training operations. Miles later served in the U.S. State Department as a Soviet analyst and member of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He then served as a Diplomat to Poland and Russia at the end of the Cold War, finishing his State Department work as the Special Assistant to the Ambassador to Russia. Miles holds degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.