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Background & Expertise


(1)   To serve God and others
(2) To be in an environment that encourages ethnic diversity and international relations
(3) To build a mathematics education program centered on whole-child education.
(4) To continue lifelong learning

D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania                                                                                                        2007 - 2014
Degree Candidacy                                                                                                                                   2008
    Academic Director/Business Administration Internship                                                               2008-2009
    Coursework completed, ABD                                                                                                                2011
    Dissertation Defended - Family and community social capital: case study                            October 2014
                       of one private and one secondary school
    GPA 3.94                    
Walden University - PhD in Education - GPA 4.0                                                                                  2006
      One semester - transferred to IUP in Fall of 2007                                                                                              
Doctoral in Christian Education - GPA 3.67                                                                                            2005
Freedom Bible Ministries – 15 Credits

M.A. Teaching/Multimedia with Certification                                                                                        2000
California University   4.0/4.0  GPA
Masters’ Project: “MARC: organizing, funding, and implementing a Mathematics Academic Resource Center”

B.S. Mathematics/Education
Wheeling Jesuit University                                                                                                                                   1990 
3.5/4.0 GPA overall; 3.7/4.0 GPA Math

Over 500 ACT 48 credit hours

Education Certifications: 
Level II Mathematics –PA, WV * Cognitive Tutor Algebra I & II * Multimedia Technology Certificate * Indiana Wesleyan University Life Calling Instructor



·         Indiana University of Pennsylvania Doctoral Fellowship Award

·         Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Indiana University of Pennsylvania

·         Top graduate in mathematics and recipient of the Gloriam Award for leadership from Wheeling Jesuit University

·         Summa Cum Laude Master’s graduate from California University of Pennsylvania

·         Educational Advisor of the National Leaders Conference

·         Who’s Who Among American High School teachers

·         Who’s Who Among American National Leaders


Positions Held:

Kleine Klasse Schule                                                                                                                            2019 – present
  Administrative Chair
    Founder (2019) Academic Tutoring, Educational and International Student Exchange consulting and
    Grant writing for non-profits

Washington and Jefferson College             

*724-503-1001 x3012*

    Adjunct Faculty Member                                                                                                                     2014 – present

    Courses Instructed: MTH 111 PreCalculus, MTH 115 Mathematics in Our World,
    MTH 131 Business Calculus, MTH 151 Calculus 1
Wheeling Jesuit University
*800-624-6992*                                                                                                                                        2005 - 2014
   Adjunct Faculty Member                                                                                                                     2005 - 2009
   Half – Time                                                                                                                                            2009 – 2010
  Full Time Renewable Visiting Instructor                                                                                            2010 - 2014
   Courses Instructed: MAT096 Algebra Review, MAT 101 Algebra Review MAGIS
    MAT 102 Mathematics In Society, MAT 105 Statistics and Online Statistics, MAT 108 Pre-Calculus,  
    MAT 111 Calculus, PED325 Diagnosis and Correction Mathematics – Blackboard and Academus,
    MAGIS Committee, MAT109 Algebra and Problem Solving for Elementary Education Majors

West Liberty University                  
*304 - 217-2800*                                                                                                                                      2010
Creator of the course BLA 306: Current Theories of Leadership and Management                            
for the degree program Bachelor of Organizational Leadership and Administration (BLA)

Indiana Wesleyan University                                                                                                                 2012
*765 - 677-1847*
LDR 150 Introduction to Life Calling – Life Calling Coach for high school students

First Love Christian Academy High                                                                                                 2003-2019
*724-228-3547* Founder(2003) - Board President(2003-2008) - Financial Director(2008-2009) - Homeland Security officer (2008-2019) - Mathematics Mentor/Educator (2005-2019)- from Basic Mathematics through Calculus - Student Scholarship and Success Course - Act 89 Officer (2005 - 2019) - Admissions and Scholarship Director (2009-2019) –Superintendent (2008 -2019) - Academic Resource Center - created the curriculum, secondary programs, policies, student and faculty handbooks - SEVIS certification - crisis management – grants – documentation – accreditation – transportation - Department of Education reporting - Department of Health reporting - After School Homework, Early Graduation, Adult and Professional Education programs - webmaster of – Capital Campaign Big Ask Committee – began International Student Exchange Program

Educator, McGuffey School District                                                                                         1996-2008
*724-948-3328* Instructor of mathematics ranging from Basic Mathematics through Calculus - emergency certification for one year to teach middle school German Exploratory classes - Developed the curriculum for several mathematics courses and aligned these courses to Pennsylvania Academic Standards - Card-Man writing for several mathematics courses - Webmaster for the school district web site through May 2002 - Fitness Center Supervisor - Teacher Mentor for newly hired educators - selected as a 2003 technology leader

Tutor                                                                                                                                      1988-present
Private tutoring for all levels of college and high school mathematics
After School Tutoring Program Mathematics Tutor                                                      2004-present

Educator, Saint Michael Parish School                                                                                1995-1996
*1-304-242-3966* 4th through 8th grades mathematics - Created an interdisciplinary environment for classes and developed problem solving and geometry workshops - Placed at the MATHCOUNTS Competition individually and overall

Educator, Saint John the Evangelist School                                                                      1990-1991
*1-304-737-0511* 4th through 8th grade mathematics, science, health and physical education courses - girls’ basketball coach

Permanent Substitute Positions                                                                                           1992-1994
*724-948-3328* At McGuffey School District two spring semesters teaching Trigonometry and Algebra 2 using an interdisciplinary approach  

*724-947-8100* A spring semester at Burgettstown School District teaching 7th grade advanced and arithmetic courses

Daily Substituting                                                                                                                    1991-1995
Substitute teaching in all subject areas at McGuffey and Burgettstown School Districts

Doctoral Instructional Assistant
Instructional Assistant for Doctoral Research Seminar – Indiana University of PA             Summer 2009

Conferences Attended:
2008 Ken Bain What the Best College Teachers Do - 2003 Association of Christian Schools International Pittsburgh Teachers Convention - 2004 Growing in Leadership ACSI enabler - 1997, 1998, 2001 Pennsylvania Council Teachers of Mathematics - 1999 National Council Teachers of Mathematics - 1995 Ohio County Education Association
Conferences Presented:
2008 Association of Christian School International Pittsburgh Educator Convention
A Biblical Connection: Teaching Pi and Other Mathematical Concepts through Scripture

Transcripts Published:
(Dec., 2014) Family and community social capital: case study of one private and one secondary school
(June, 2008) Social Capital: A Critical Issue in Education. PA Educational Leadership

Grants Written and Awarded:

Washington County Community Foundation – Nutrafit Program
Giving2Grow – Lemoyne Community Center Feed Program
Department of Community and Economic Development – Adjunct Faculty Program
United Way - Filling the Crack: Ensuring our Youth Do Not Fall - Scholarship Program
Department of Community and Economic Development – Lacrosse Fence Installation
PNC Bank – Horticulture and Greenhouse Development
Washington County Community Foundation – Agricultural Science
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Safe Schools Grant

Professional Memberships:
Phi Kappa Phi - International Communication Association - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – National Association of Professional Woman - Pennsylvania State Education Association - Pennsylvania Council Teachers of Mathematics Association - McGuffey Education Association - McGuffey Basketball Association - Highlanders Organization of Parents and Educators (HOPE) - Association of Christian School International

Spiritual Commitments:
Board of Directors                                                                                                    2003- 2019
Board President for First Love Christian Academy: led and organized plans to open a Bible-based missionary Christian High School – details above.

Presbyterian Church Member                                                                                 1995-present
Member and Elder who has served on the Session and on the Flower, Worship, Membership and Evangelism Committees; Sunday School Teacher; choir member performing as a group and solo; webmaster of the church web site (site discontinued in 2003)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church                                                                                1968-1995

Continuing Education/Recent Training Seminars:
Old Testament Survey (3 credits), New Testament Survey (3 credits), Christian Schools Employment Practices and Law, Spiritual Warfare (3 credits), Basic Christian Theology (3 credits)

Passkey Training – GradeQuick Training – Technology Planning – Using Data to improve student Learning - SPN Technology Cooperative:Hybrid Distance Education  - Teaching with Technology– Using Distance Learning Equipment in the Classroom– Students and Collegues Collaborating with Other School Districts Via the Internet– Introduction to Web Publishing– Intelligent Computer Tutor– Introduction to Programming on the TI82/83–Internet Introduction - Microsoft Works–Using a Graphing Calculator in High School–How Can I Connect, then Direct– On-line Learning Tool for Teaching Mathematics–A Digital Story: One School District's Journey & Beyond–e-mail seminar


Contract Renewal Letter Training - iPOD training - Basic School Law–Mentoring: A Strategy for Redirecting students-Reading in the Content Areas–Sexual Harrassment Awareness–Strategic Plan Training– Special Education Training– ESL Training–Building Action Plan– No Child Left Behind–  Plan Ahead: Avoid the PSSA Aftermath– Strategic Plan Perf & Local Assessments–Special Services:Inclusion– Using Graphing Clacluators– Ozone Loss-The Basics–  Developing Manipulators for the Visually Impaired– Grade Quick– Inservice Education – Strategic Planning – Special Education Training – High School Seminar – Automatic External Defibrillator, CPR and First Aid - Differentiated Instruction – Foundations for Graduate Study – IDEA Reauthorization - Depression & Suicide/Teaching in Cont. Classrooms – Writing Across the Curriculum – Student Assistant Program – Culminating Graduation Project

Cognitive Tutor Certification: Algebra 1 and 2– A Closer Look at Calculus Concepts– Exploring Sequences From Algebra to Calculus–Got Pi?–When will I ever need to know Algebra–CMU PACT Center Algebra One Curriculum – Department Seminar – Why Is Math Such A Problem?

International Professional Travel:
Vietnam China Education Conference March 2019: Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Kunming China, Lincang China, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture China, Baotou China
Vietnam China Educational Conference March 2018: Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Mekong Delta Vietnam, DaNang Vietnam, Kunming China, Yuxi China, Urumqi Xinjiang China,
Sister School Tour and Conference 2015 Tbilisi Republic of Georgia (and north-south-east-west border tour)
Medical Missions Trip 2004 Zhytomyr Ukraine

Volunteer Work:
Grace Missions Board Member 2019 to present - FLCA Teen Mission Club Advisor 2005-2015 - New York City Relief Bus Missions Trip 2007-2015- Hurricane Katrina Relief 2007- Medical Mission Trip to the Ukraine September 2004: Intake Nurse:Co-Chaplin Sprirtual Leader – Food Pantry Volunteer - Christian Youth Fellowship Supervisor -  Operation Christmas Child Coordinator – Mission Speaker and Presenter – Coordinated Fundraising Activisties for Missions – Sunday School and Bible School Teacher – Founder of the First Love Christian Academy Mission Club- Mission Trip to Mississippi June 2006

AAC International Preservation Foundation Board Member – 2019 to present - Educational Advisor to the National Young Leaders Conference - National Honor Society Selection Committee– Mathematics League Senior High Coach - MATHCOUNTS Coach– Math Field Day Coach– Technology Club Advisor-Senior Project Committee– Technology Committee– HOPE Committee– Graduation Project Assessment Committee– Student Mentor– Teacher Mentor–High School Mathematics Team Coach

Donegal Township Parks and Recreation Board Member 2019 to present - Founder and organizer of a Washington County Knights Lacrosse High School Team 2006 to 2014 -LeMoyne Multicultural Community Campus Project 2008- Washington School District After School Homework Program 2008 - McGuffey Bronson House and Saint John the Evangelist Girls' Youth Basketball Coach– Propserity Boys' Fall Ball Mustang Baseball Coach– Prosperity Boys' Baseball Team Mom– McGuffey Bronson House Boys' Youth Basketball Coach – Washington County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board - Washington County Children and Youth Services Task Force – Pathway to Christ Ministries, Board member – Music House Waynesburg, Board member – Beginning a Food Relief Bus to assist the Homeless in Washington County

Also see First Love Christian Academy High listing in positions held for a combination of spiritual, educational, and community volunteer work

Current Readings:
Educational: Journals: Mathematics Teacher, Educational Leadership
Books: Blending Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations (Thomas), Contemporary readings in literacy education (Capello & Moss),  Mosaic of thought: The power of comprehension strategy instruction (Keene & Zimmerman),  Fish! A remarkable way to boost morale and improve results (Lundin & Christensen), Understanding by design (Wiggins & McTighe), What does it mean to be well educated (Kohn), The Culture of Education Policy (Stein), Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (Rothenberg), What the Best College Teachers Do (Bain), Contemporary Issues In Curriculum (Ornstein, Pajak, Ornstein), Leading in a Culture of Change (Fullan), The Change Cycle (Salerno & Brock), Better Together (Putnam), Bowling Alone (Putnam), The Saber-Tooth Curriculum (Peediwell), Future Shock (Toffler),

Spiritual: The Bible, The Shack (William & Young), The Condeleeza Rice Story, Purpose Driven Life(Warren), DreamGiver(Wilkinson); Called to Lead(Morely), The Strong Willed Child(Dobson), Old Testament Survey (House), New Testament Survey(Hester), The Bible Answer Book (Hanegraaff), Love Your God with all Your Mind (Moreland), Spiritual Warfare, Nobody’s Warrior (Moderick), The Faith of George W. Bush, Biblical Principals of Prayer (Church), A Basic Christian Theology (Conyers)

Hobbies:  singing– gardening– web design– basketball

We have hosted international students from 2004 to present from Uzbekistan, China, Japan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Congo, South Sudan, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, South Africa, Central Africa, Nepal, Republic of Georgia, United Kingdom, Canada, Venezuela, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Russia, and Germany.

Married to Carl E. Miller III, and reside in our hometown. We have six children: Markie (32), Zachary (28), Jomana (26), Charlie (22), Nikki (18), Sarah (18) and over forty international students and 2 grandchildren.

References Available Upon Request                                   Last Updated 12/21/19

Donegal Township Parks and Recreation Board Member 2019 to present

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