Arthur Mills IV
Arthur Mills IV, an innovative leader and collaborative solution finder, joined New Teacher Center's Executive Team in 2019 as Chief Operations Officer leading NTC's finance, human resources, and digital transformation/IT groups. His wealth of experience in dynamic and challenging roles within both the private and education sectors provides him a unique perspective to this work, informs his leadership as a key thought leader in driving NTC's culture and business model forward, and strengthens the organization's operations and business acumen.
Previously, as Executive Director of Talent Management and Organizational Strategy with Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, GA, Georgia's fourth largest school district, Mills developed and implemented the system's award-winning set of GO "Growth and Opportunity" Fulton people initiatives to revamp teacher and leader selection, recreate new teacher induction support methodologies, modernize recruiting, design an adaptive leadership development framework, and improve overall people management capability.
Mills designed and launched Fulton's first Project Management Office as Director of Project Management in 2012, and led the district's 20-month community engagement initiative to become Georgia's largest charter system while developing the district's first-ever "Building Our Future 2012-2017" strategic plan during his two-year Broad Residency with Fulton. Prior to joining Fulton County Schools, Mills spent over fifteen years in challenging strategy and fiscal management roles with General Mills, Dell, BNSF Railway, and GE Capital to build a diverse set of international and domestic experiences.
Mills and his wife Carla happily live in the city of Atlanta, where he is a member and Board Financial Secretary with the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, mentors as Assistant Scoutmaster for Decatur's Troop 2600, advises Jumpstart! Atlanta as an Advisory Board member, and serves as a Deacon in his local church, the House of Hope Atlanta. A cultural arts enthusiast, Mills was recently selected as Chair of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's new Advisory Council, focusing on broadening the ASO's inclusiveness and reach across Atlanta's diverse communities. Mills is also current chair of the McCombs School of Business' Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Austin, leading development and alumni engagement efforts across the full-time, evening, and executive programs.
Follow him on twitter at @amills4 and his 2020 hashtags #CultureVsEverything, #LeadWithIntent, #LeadWithEquity, and #LeadWithInclusion.