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Rial promoted to be next principal at Miller Middle School


Pat Rial

Pat Rial has been promoted to be the next principal of Miller Middle School. Rial has served as associate principal at Miller for the past two years.

He has previous experience in leadership roles in the Fort Dodge Community School District and teaching experience at Fort Dodge, Davenport, Saydel and Houston, Texas.

Rial will replace current Miller Principal Jacy Large on July 1 after Large accepted the superintendent position at West Marshall Schools.

“I am excited to keep moving forward with the great students, parents and staff at Miller,” Rial said. “I’m proud and thankful to be chosen to lead Miller Middle School.”

Rial has a master’s degree in administration/principalship and a bachelor of arts degree in physical education, both from the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a teaching endorsement from Coe College.

Rial’s appointment is up for school board approval at the June 6 board meeting. There were more than 30 applicants for the position. Six finalists were interviewed by school district leaders, Miller staff and students and two members of the school board.