Alfred T. Miller, Jr. Joins The Schott Foundation as Sr. Vice-President of Operations

On January 22, 2010, Mr. Miller became the Sr. Vice President of Operations of The Schott Foundation for Public Education. In this role, Mr. Miller is the senior manager of the Foundation’s finance and investments, operations, human resources, and compliance functions.

Alfred Miller recently served as the Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions for New Leaders for New Schools. Prior to joining New Leaders, Alfred spent the bulk of his professional career serving in various leadership roles in local government and education, focusing on operations and strategy. He was a member of the Mayor’s cabinet for the City of Cleveland, serving as the Director of the Public Properties Department after managing various projects and operations. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Cleveland Municipal School District.

While working with the Cleveland Municipal School District, Alfred led a team that negotiated a $1.5 billion capital improvement plan with the State of Ohio which resulted in the District Master Plan to renovate or rebuild every school in the District. He left the District and resumed his work with local governments in the Greater Cleveland area. During his tenure as the Chief Management Officer for the City of East Cleveland, he led a team which managed the troubled municipality out of fiscal emergency, a status this municipality held for over 17 years.

Alfred is committed to improving the plight of communities by implementing strategies which support management and operations excellence in government and education entities. Since starting with New Leaders as a consultant in 2006, Alfred has been instrumental in launching the New Leaders for New Schools New Orleans program, assisted in building and improving the Human Resource processes, recruitment and admission processes and led recruitment and admissions work in both Memphis and the District of Columbia. While in New Orleans, Alfred partnered with local elected officials, members of the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education, and the State Superintendent’s office to establish a School Facilities Commission to address the disparities of public education facilities across the State of Louisiana. The legislation to create such a Commission was approved by both the House and Senate.

Alfred is a founding member of the Miller-McCoy Charter School Board of Directors in New Orleans, a member of the Citizens Academy Charter School Board of Directors in Cleveland Ohio, and serves on the Boards of the Cleveland Boy Choir and the Minority Organ and Tissue Transplantation Education Program.

Alfred is a graduate of Tennessee State University and holds an Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.