April 20 named Romona Miller Day


Nina Teckman

April 20, 2022 is officially named Romona Miller Day in St. Louis County.

Romona Miller, KHS assistant principal and Pioneer Pathways principal, has worked at KHS for 17 years. Starting off as a biology teacher, Miller worked her way up to become an assistant principal. Now, she is retiring from her educational career of 30 years. 

On April 20, 2022, Dr. Mike Havener, KHS head principal, decided to surprise Miller with an assembly ceremony. Miller was greeted by KSD superintendent, Dr. David Ulrich, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, her husband and KHS students in the Keating Theater. 

“I’m not usually speechless, but [now] I am speechless,” Miller said. “[It’s] been a privilege and a pleasure to be here. I’m excited about my retirement, but I will really miss being part of the Kirkwood High School family.”

[It’s] been a privilege and a pleasure to be here.

— Ramona Miller

Page gave a few words dedicated to Miller and her numerous achievements while working at KHS. He then presented the proclamation and applauded Miller for her career of service. 

“[Miller will be] missed for her endless support and dedication,” Page said. “[She has left an] impact that will last for years to come.”

Page then presented the proclamation — in St. Louis County, April 20th is now officially Romona Miller Day.