Her work is focused on teacher efficacy as she assists principals and central office leaders in creating the conditions necessary for consistent student learning and growth. What gets her up in the morning? Purpose. Carrie is driven to make school more satisfying for students and teachers alike; she is up for the challenge.
Carrie Miller engages on Ed Direction’s leadership team as the strategic partnership lead and leadership coach. Since joining the Ed Direction team, Carrie has partnered with nearly 150 schools in Utah, North Dakota, New York, California, Colorado, and Illinois. Her work is focused on teacher efficacy as she assists principals and central office leaders in creating the conditions necessary for consistent student learning and growth. What gets her up in the morning? Purpose. Carrie is driven to make school more satisfying for students and teachers alike; she is up for the challenge.
Carrie infuses years of teaching and school leadership experience with ongoing research and her Six Sigma certification, to share reliable recommendations to school and district partners. Her background is diverse, having taught thousands of students in a variety of school formats, including rural and urban, Title I, and independent schools. She has experience with a broad spectrum of student needs, ranging from developmental reading to AP French. At her core, Carrie is a teacher’s teacher, proud to have received teaching awards from both a large suburban district in Colorado and a small independent school in the pacific northwest. She has served in many leadership positions, notably as a Fellow for Aspiring School Leaders, in 2008, where she honed her skills in solving challenging problems related to student social and emotional development.
Carrie is pursuing her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University, where she’s exploring effective school transformation in schools serving Native American students. She earned a master’s degree in Education from Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English Literature from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and French from the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Carrie serves on the board of Chewonki—a school, camp, and environmental organization in Maine.
When Carrie is not at work (or studying), you will likely find her in motion, be it running, mountain biking, playing soccer, or skiing. She is married and has two sons. The family recently added an energetic 80-pound lab to their brood: Bear. Carrie also loves to knit, cook, camp, watch movies, strum on her guitar, and laugh with friends.
Johns Hopkins University, EdD candidate
Pacific University, Med, Secondary English Literature
Dean of Students, Oak Hill School
Leadership Fellow, National Association of Independent Schools
Selector, The New Teacher Project
English and Social Studies Teacher, St. Vrain Valley School District, CO
English and French Teacher, Oak Hill School