• Dr. Miah Hart-Olivis



    Dr. Miah R. Hart-Olivis

    Dr. Miah R. Hart-Olivis was named principal of Chatham Grove Elementary School in July 2023.  Before becoming principal at CGE, she led through the pandemic, propelled academic growth, created student leadership and mentorship models, led the improvement of family engagement, and facilitated the development and implementation of Hillandale Elementary School’s school improvement plan.  Her strategic efforts include creating a results-focused, data-informed, student-driven culture.


    Dr. Hart-Olivis’ instructional experience has ranged from kindergarten to supporting students in the high school alternative setting.  She has experience as an assistant principal, academic dean, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) coordinator, interventionist, and Title 1 coordinator.  For the past 7 years, Dr. Hart-Olivis has led schools as principal.  Before serving as Chatham Grove's principal, she led Hillandale Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina.  In the Title 1 school, student performance increased in all subject areas and exceeded growth as measured by the state of North Carolina, later recognized as one of the highest-growth schools in the district.  Dr. Hart-Olivis’ passion for serving the whole child helped her lead Hillandale Elementary School to the recognition as a School of Distinction in the Trauma-informed Leadership Team Initiative in partnership with the Center for Child & Family Health.


    Dr. Hart-Olivis has received honors for her leadership and scholarship.  She was awarded the James E. Surratt Outstanding Doctoral Student Award at High Point University.  Dr. Hart-Olivis worked in collaboration with Durham Public Schools Foundation and earned a fellowship to support district improvement and leadership from 2021-2023.  In 2020 Dr. Hart-Olivis was also nominated for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Women in Leadership Award.  In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Hart-Olivis is affiliated with professional and civic organizations, including North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals’ Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


    Dr. Hart-Olivis earned a doctorate in educational leadership from High Point University in High Point, NC.  She has certifications in school administration and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Hampton University.  Dr. Hart-Olivis’ bachelor’s degree in psychology and education was earned from Hampton University.

    Dr. Miah R. Hart-Olivis