Conn-Selmer Education Announces Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent of Schools, Greene County, NC Recipient of the Inaugural Administrator of the Year Award

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Posted: Thu, May 17, 2019

Elkhart, IN—May 17th, 2019 – The Conn-Selmer Division of Education is pleased to announce the inaugural Administrator of the Year Award recipient is Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent of Schools, Greene County, North Carolina.  Dr. Miller was nominated for this award by Joanne McGowan, Director of Bands, Greene County Middle School.  Dr. Miller will receive his award in June at the Conn-Selmer Institute (CSI) on the campus of Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. Dr. Miller and Joanne McGowan will be attending CSI for the first time with their tuition, housing, and meals paid for by Conn-Selmer.

"I am thrilled beyond words to be named the inaugural recipient of the Conn-Selmer Administrator of the Year Award!  Having served as a high school music teacher for 10 years makes this recognition very special for me.  Thank you to Conn-Selmer - I am tremendously honored and flattered to have been chosen to receive this award." – Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent of Schools, Greene County, North Carolina

Dr. Patrick C. Miller was appointed to the position of superintendent of Greene County Schools, NC in January 2008.  After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993, Dr. Miller taught choral music/theater arts at Greene Central High School for 10 years before accepting the NC Principal Fellows scholarship.  He graduated twice from ECU - once in 2005 with a Master of School Administration and again in 2011 with a Doctor of Education.  Dr. Miller is very active in professional organizations at the state and national levels, and he has participated in numerous leadership programs while serving Greene County Schools.  He is a frequent presenter at conferences at both the state and national levels.   He serves on numerous Boards of Directors, commissions and committees at the local, state, and national levels.  He currently serves as the immediate past president of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) and as president of the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD).  In 2017, he was appointed to and elected chair of the North Carolina Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC). Dr. Miller was also appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education in the fall of 2017.

“Dr. Miller has a great vision of how a fully supported music and arts education can impact students and their performance. In today's ever-changing education climate, seeing leaders such as Dr. Miller supporting the arts paints an extremely positive picture for music education in our country. We are grateful to honor him with this award and look forward to seeing him at CSI 2019.” - Michael Kamphuis, Managing Director, Division of Education Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Dr. Miller was named North Carolina’s Central Region Superintendent of the Year for 2014-15 and again in 2018-19.  In November 2018, he was named the 2019 A. Craig Phillips NC Superintendent of the Year.  He was inducted into the East Carolina University Educator’s Hall of Fame in October 2015.  He received the Friday Medal for Educational Innovation in November 2017.  In the spring of 2018, Miller was named the Greene County “Citizen of the Year” by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. 

About the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing exemplary programs, services and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. This mission is accomplished through five main areas including the Educational Clinician Network, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program, the Music Administration Collaborative and the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program. Collectively we seek a world where every child has access and support to a quality music education. For more information, visit or contact us at,, or 574-523-0698.

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth. With a focus on quality craftsmanship,

innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities and is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, and Yanagisawa saxophones. For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit

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