CV

SUMMARY
Jeffrey Miller brings insight, innovation, and passion to his career as a growth-mindset leader in education. As the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, he works to provide vision, leadership, and expertise in the development of circular and instructional systems and programs that are research-based, student-centered, and rigorous to meet the needs of all Garland ISD students.


EXPERIENCE
Garland ISD 1/2017 – Present
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction

  • Evaluate and provide leadership for the overall instructional program of the district in core content, bilingual/ESL, LOTE, and Technology Applications.
  • 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.
  • Use the mission of the school district, program evaluation outcomes, input from teachers and others to provide effective staff development activities.
  • Utilize knowledge of curriculum content and the curriculum development process to facilitate teacher development of appropriate learning experiences for pupils.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Texas Essential Knowledge Skills-based instructional programs with teachers and principals, including learning objectives, instructional strategies and assessment techniques.

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 2017)
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


SKILLS

  • Staff Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Technology
  • Teaching
  • Mathematics Education
  • Higher Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Coaching
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Training
  • Educational Technology
  • Team Building
  • Gifted Education
  • Leadership
  • Program Management
  • Educational Consulting
  • Secondary Education
  • STEM
  • Physics Education
  • Instructional Coaching

INTERESTS
School Counselor Supervision, Instructional Coaching, Program Evaluation, Running, Mobile Technology

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