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Mrs.  Cleo  Miller
Principal
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Principal's Bio

Principal

Mrs. Miller attended Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University where she earned the following

degrees:

  • Masters Degree - Educational Administration and Supervision
  • Masters Degree - Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Masters Degree - Mental Retardation
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Special Education
  • Certification - Language! Reading Coach

Experience

Mrs. Miller began her profession as an educator in 1974, at East Limestone High School as a Special Education Resource Teacher.  Her passion for teaching special needs children endured. She taught special needs children for twenty-five years at East Limestone High School. Mrs. Miller enthusiasm for teaching and learning continued to grow in that she taught children with Specific Learning Disabilities for an additional five years at Creekside Elementary School.

Mrs. Miller’s dream to teach every child in her class to read fluently with maximum comprehension led her to pursue additional training in reading.  As a result, she completed training, course work, and other requirements through the State Department of Education and the National Council of Trainers to earn certification as a LANGUAGE! Reading Coach.  LANGUAGE! is a research-based reading intervention curriculum for students experiencing difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling.   As LANGUAGE! Coach, she provided regular on-going inservice activities for teachers implementing the LANGUAGE! Reading curriculum as well as assisted them with classroom demonstrations and visitations as needed or as scheduling permitted.  Coaches periodically attended updated training/research session as part of their continuing education plans.  As coach, Mrs. Miller was also required to be aware of new supplementary materials and applications for LANGUAGE! as they became available.  Her duties were further extended to accessing the needs of teachers and ordering materials.

Nine years ago, her journey through education met with a desire to step up to the challenge of inspiring to becoming an administrator.  The necessary requirements were completed in May of 2004.  In January of 2005, Mrs. Miller’s ultimate goal to enable educational personnel to fulfill the awesome responsibility of preparing children for life roles/ careers became a reality. She accepted the administrative role of instructional leader/ principal at Owens Elementary School. This mission as instructional leader has brought many rewards and challenges. In May 2007, Owens Elementary School was recognized as a Banner School by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools. During the summer of 2012, the faculty and staff initiated the process of the Leader in Me. In the spring of 2013, Mrs. Miller was recognized and honored as the Elementary Principal of the Year for Limestone County. In February of 2016, she was recognized and honored as the Principal of the Year of the Northern Region. The greatest reward, as well as a pleasant challenge, was the “roll out and opening" of  the new elementary school, Sugar Creek.  Sugar Creek Elementry School opened for students August 8, 2017.

Mrs. Miller strives to stay abreast of the current trends in education by participating in professional development activities, on-line courses, seminars, collaborating with colleagues, serving on various committees, reading and subscribing to educational publications.


Bio

Mrs. Miller is a native of Limestone County.   She grew up on a farm near Greenbrier Alabama along with seven sisters and four brothers.  After completing elementary school, she graduated from Trinity High School in Athens Alabama.  She currently resides in Madison with her husband, John.  They have two daughters, Felicia and Jacquese.  Their son, Dedrick, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in September of 2013. Their “cup runneth over” with fond memories and cherished stories of his life. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are exceedingly blessed and overly proud to have two grandsons. Felicia’s son, Ian, resides in Tennessee. Jacquese’s son, Neil, resides in Huntsville.

Mrs. Miller enjoys family gatherings, church activities, sewing and reading.  Her greatest joy is spending time with her grandsons. She also takes pleasure in preparing meals for family and friends.  Mrs. Miller receives numerous divine benefits from teaching Sunday School and Children’s Church.

 

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