Tulsa Public Schools’ Deputy Superintendent Millard L. House II has accepted an offer to become the Chief Operating Officer of Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district is one of the nation’s largest school districts, located in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region and serves more than 141,100 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 159 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County.
Most recently, CMS was named one of the top school districts in the country as winner of the 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education. In addition, Dr. Heath Morrison, the incoming superintendent at CMS, is the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year as selected by the American Association of School Administrators.
“Words alone are not enough to express how proud we are at TPS of our own Millard House,” said Dr. Keith Ballard, TPS superintendent. “He has been instrumental in the current transformation taking place at Tulsa Public Schools, and I have no doubt that he will do many great things at Charlotte-Mecklenberg. Not only is it a tribute to Millard’s considerable talents, but it is also a powerful sign when others outside our state – especially when one of the top urban school districts in the nation – takes notice. This speaks highly to the reform efforts underway at TPS, and the fact that we are on the right track. We wish Millard our very best. He will be very, very difficult to replace. I will miss him both personally and professionally.”
House was officially recommended for board approval by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board in a special meeting on Monday, July 9. His last day with TPS will be Monday, July 23. House is a Tulsa, Okla., native with nearly 17 years of educational experience. Before his most recent post as deputy superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, he served as associate superintendent as well as area superintendent.