The superintendent of Harrison District 2, located in southeast Colorado Springs, has taken a job as the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.

Mike Miles was named the sole finalist for the position of superintendent of schools in Dallas and is now starting a 21-day waiting period before a contract will be signed. Once it is agreed to, Miles will take the helm of the nation’s 14th largest school district July 2.

Close to 100 candidates applied for the job and Miles was chosen because of this work at Harrison. He gained national attention by implement a pay-for-performance system at the school district, tying teacher evaluations to school achievement results.

He’s been at Harrison for six years. During his tenure, the district narrowed achievement gaps and raised its graduation rates.