Longtime administrator Fay Miller announced her retirement effective June 30 at a board of education meeting on March 8. Miller’s entire 48-year career in education has been in Kent County, which is why Superintendent Barbara Wheeler portrayed her as the school district’s historian. Wheeler, who is in her second year as superintendent, related how on numerous occasions she has relied on Miller, who was born in Kent and educated in its public schools.
Miller has been an administrator since March 1972, and is retiring as the assistant superintendent of administrative services. Among other things, she is the district’s expert on financial matters. Retirement is an action item for the school board, which approved Miller’s leaving by a 4-0 vote. The 100-plus members of the audience rose to their feet and applauded as a way of acknowledging Miller’s service.