My Career

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SUMMARY
Jeffrey Miller employs servant leadership, enthusiasm, research methods, and collaboration to address complex problems in education with innovation at the classroom, school, and system level.  


EXPERIENCE
Garland ISD 7/2018 – Present
Senior Director of Student Development & Choice

  • Use the findings of research and district studies to improve the context, sequences, and outcomes of related student services programs, initiatives for at-risk students, and lead in the development of innovative school programs.
  • Analyze issues and recommend remediation as well as preventive measures concerning student enrollment procedure, boundaries and attendance policies with parents, students, and administration
  • Compile and maintain data related to schools of choice including, but not limited to, admissions, transfers, preferential assignments, hardship appeals, capacity, and utilization
  • Coordinate the development of programs aimed at supporting social and emotional learning

Garland ISD 1/2017 – 7/2018
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction

  • Evaluated and provided leadership for the overall instructional program of the district in core content, bilingual/ESL, LOTE, and Technology Applications.
  • Evaluated and provided leadership for the overall instructional program of the district in core content, bilingual/ESL, LOTE, and Technology Applications.
  • Was responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the curriculum and instruction department that includes curriculum, instruction, and assessment and related staff development, hiring, and program evaluation.
  • Used the mission of the school district, program evaluation outcomes, input from teachers and others to provide effective staff development activities.
  • Utilized knowledge of curriculum content and the curriculum development process to facilitate teacher development of appropriate learning experiences for pupils
  • Planned, implemented, and evaluated Texas Essential Knowledge Skills-based instructional programs with teachers and principals, including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques.

Critical Achievements:

  • Implemented 4 million District-wide Balanced Literacy initiative
  • Coordinated the update of a district curriculum management plan
  • Spearheaded the revision of district core curriculum and assessments

Grand Prairie ISD 7/2012 – 1/2017
Executive Director of College Readiness

  • Coordinated the District’s Early College High School program and provide technical supervision for Early College High School administrators
  • Supervised a team of college and career counselors, college advisors, and a College Access Coordinator
  • Supervised and coordinated a team of itinerate dual credit instructors
  • Managed an $800,000 budget and provide leadership, vision, and coordination for a comprehensive District-wide college preparation program that includes dual credit and Advanced Placement
  • Managed District college readiness testing that includes PSAT, SAT, TSI Assessment, AVID, college access, college advising, and college partnerships

Critical Achievements:

  • Served as Project Leader in the development of the Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute (GPCI), grades 6-12 college preparatory charter school
  • Served as Grant Writing Team Contributor for TEA Public Charter School Start-Up Grant (Funds Awarded)
  • Brokered an agreement in which the entire GPISD junior class will have a pathway to being admitted to UTA without having to participate in the traditional admissions process and fees
  • Project Leader in the development of the Grand Prairie Early College High School and South Grand Prairie Early College High School
  • Developed and implemented a secondary college advising program

Grand Prairie ISD 08 / 2009 – 07 / 2012
K-12 Mathematics Facilitator

I applied the findings of research and district studies to improve the content/sequence and outcomes of the teaching/learning process in K-12 mathematics throughout my school district. I planned staff development workshops and conducted in-service training for mathematics teachers and supervised a team of instructional coaches. I also gathered and compiled evaluation data in the mathematics programs. I worked with principals in developing campus and district-wide goals for the improvement of mathematics education. I also took a leadership role in the revision/development/modification of curriculum guides, assuring continuity between grade levels.

Accomplishments:
Contributed to the 3 percent district-wide gains in mathematics TAKS performance resulting in the district achieving “Recognized” school district status for the first

Lancaster ISD 07 / 2008 – 08 / 2009
Secondary Math Specialist

I worked with site leadership to plan and provide ongoing professional development and collaborative sessions appropriate for targeted curricular content and pedagogy needs. I also assisted campus administrative and instructional staff in interpreting data and designing approaches to improve student achievement and instruction. In addition, I developed, wrote, edited and assisted with the implementation of secondary mathematics curriculum and assessment.

Accomplishments:

  • Achieved highest mathematics TAKS performance in high school history, resulting in “Academically Acceptable” designation for 2 previously “Unacceptable” campuses
  • Developed and implemented the district-wide Instructional Management and Assessment System
  • Contributed to the development of the District’s Instructional Specialist Model
  • Served on the Strategic Planning Committee, Professional Development Task Force, and Key Communicators

Dallas ISD 05 / 2007 – 07 / 2008
Secondary Math Instructional Coach

Accomplishments:

  • Contributed to the development of the District’s Instructional Coaches Model
  • Achieved the District’s highest percentage point gains (specifically, 30 points) on mathematics exit level TAKS scores
  • Contributed to the development and implementation of the District’s African American Mathematics Achievement Task Force (AAMATF)
  • Co-hosted a local cable, Algebra I homework help, call-in TV show for students

Dallas ISD – Talented and Gifted Magnet High School 08 / 2004 – 05 / 2007
Math and Physics Teacher

Accomplishments:

  • Made 30% gains in passing AP Physics B scores, 2006-2007
  • Was selected as a Faculty Advisory Committee Representative, 2006-2007
  • Contributed to the school’s selection as Newsweek’s #1 High School in America, 2006-2007

Dallas ISD – L.G. Pinkston High School 08 / 2001 – 05 / 2004
Math and Physics Teacher

Accomplishments:

  • Served as Mathematics Department Co-Chair, 2004
  • Was selected as the Chairperson of the Faculty Advisory Committee, 2003-2004
  • Served as UIL Academic Coach for Mathematics, 2002-2004

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University 2014 – 2017
Doctor of Education (EdD), Curriculum and Instruction

The University of Texas at Dallas 2003 – 2006
Master of Art in Teaching, Science Education

Texas A&M University 1994 – 1999
Bachelor of Science, Physics
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., National Society of Black Engineers


CERTIFICATION
Secondary Physics, 6-12
Texas Education Agency

Mathematics, 8-12
Texas Education Agency

Superintendent, (expected 2019)
Texas Education Agency


HONORS
Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development Student Scholarship, 2014
Pi Lambda Theta, 2014
Kappa Delta Pi, 2014
Aggie Spirit Award – Texas A&M University, 1994
George Bittle Kelly Award – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 1994


PUBLICATIONS

Miller, Jeffrey Craig (2017). Using a Coaching Model To Develop Lead School Counselors’ Leadership Self-Efficacy. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/165953

Hull, S.S., Miller, J., Shaver, C. (2013, September). Grade your college-readiness initiatives using CRA college readiness assessment [PowerPoint slides]. Presented at the annual conference of the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards (TASA/TASBE), Dallas, TX. Retrieved from https://www.tasa.tasb.org/archives/2013_FinalProgram.aspx


INTERESTS
School Counselor Supervision, Instructional Coaching, Program Evaluation, College Readiness, Social and Emotional Learning, Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education

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