The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is mourning the loss of Dr. Jeffrey Mills, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA), who passed away on Sept. 23, 2013.
“Dr. Jeffrey Mills was such a strong education leader in Oklahoma and very dedicated to advancing public education through local school board leadership,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel.
Mills had been the OSSBA Executive Director since October 2008. With 527 school districts in Oklahoma, Mills enjoyed the opportunity to train, represent, and serve the local school boards throughout the state.
Mills, who began his K-12 career as a teacher for Oklahoma’s Snyder Public Schools, also worked as a coach and as an elementary and high school principal. Mills was an experienced school administrator, previously serving as the superintendent for Oklahoma’s Woodward, El Reno, and Leedey Public Schools.
Memorials may be given to the El Reno School Foundation, Northwestern Oklahoma State Alumni Association, or the Oklahoma State School Board Association Public School Foundation.