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Dawn S. Miller, Ed. D.
2696 Sheffield Hill Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703.785.5987 (cell) 540.373.0383 (work)
dawnsmiller1@gmail.com
School Administrator
Professional Summary: Experienced administrator committed to preparing students for academic success in an
educational setting that engages and challenges their minds.
Leadership – Demonstrated ability to communicate a vision, organize stakeholders and develop plans to
achieve stated goals.
Student Centered Focus – Responsive, communicative and committed to student success
Curriculum & Instruction – In depth knowledge of best practices in instruction and effective curriculum
alignment
Special Education – Specialized experience in managing special education programming.
Communication – Effective communication skills; organized, thoughtful and articulate orally and in writing.
Highlight of Experiences
Assistant Principal
T. Benton Gayle Middle School, July 2005 - Present
Stafford County Public Schools
Instruction:
Based on 3-year data analysis of student achievement, proposed and led to fruition a school-wide intervention and
enrichment program focused on improving student achievement through research-based interventions, remediation, and
extension opportunities. Highlights include:
 Led a collaborative team of teachers, including instructional specialists, in the design of this program including
the development of procedural and logistical guidelines
 Analyzed baseline data to guide programming decisions and to establish achievement goals for students
 Instituted norms and expectations for Professional Learning Communities
 Established quantitative and qualitative measures to assess success of the program
Specialized experience in managing special education programs.
 Dedicated time and support to monitorstudents followed through SST process, IDEA and ADA.
 Established a structured monitoring system to encourage and promote frequent communication between
special education case managers, teachers and para professionals in support of student achievement.
 Mentored and trained new assistant principal for the role of Administrative Designee for Special Education
In support of the school’s vision and mission, established a Blended Learning Lab providing access to independent
learning opportunities for all students, in all content areas.
 Train teachers on various models of blended learning
 Provided for technological and instructional resources
 Piloted an Open lab concept
Professional Development:
Led structured, Professional Development sessions in direct support of school improvement initiatives. Specifically,
increasing the use of technology in the classroom; understanding connections between the brain, teaching and learning;
2
engaging and motivating the adolescent learner and, most recently, shifting our focus from teaching to learning to
determine the effectiveness of classroom instruction
School Climate and Culture
Formed a Climate Committee to address worrisome trends identified in a 2015 school-wide climate survey.
 Goals and objectives were established based on areas of significant concern, notably: communication, trust and
student discipline.
 Initiatives included: increasing frequency of communication, improving transparency and restructuring school-
wide discipline plan.
 Results from 2016 survey showed improvement in all areas: 24% increase in response to effective
communication, 19% increase in level of trust and 9% increase in satisfaction regarding student discipline.
Student Recognition
 Sponsored the first “Closing Ceremony” for 8th Grade students as they transitioned to high school (Spring
2016)
 Collaborated with 8th Grade Teachers and Student Representatives to plan an inclusive ceremony that
recognized all students.
Professional Growth
 Collaborating with math and reading specialists to coaching and mentoring a new teacher and two 5-year
teachers in the areas of class management and instructional practices.
 Committee member of a division initiative to define the attributes of graduates of Stafford County Public
Schools. This initiative was a precursor to the development individual school plans to promote the attributes
of citizenship, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, citizenship and wellness.
 Presented: A Perspective on the Findings from Brain Research on School Climate and Student Learning,
January 2015 and Implementation Evaluation of K-5 Reading Instruction in King William County Public
Schools, April 2014

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D. Miller 2017 Resume

  • 1. 1 Dawn S. Miller, Ed. D. 2696 Sheffield Hill Way Woodbridge, VA 22191 703.785.5987 (cell) 540.373.0383 (work) dawnsmiller1@gmail.com School Administrator Professional Summary: Experienced administrator committed to preparing students for academic success in an educational setting that engages and challenges their minds. Leadership – Demonstrated ability to communicate a vision, organize stakeholders and develop plans to achieve stated goals. Student Centered Focus – Responsive, communicative and committed to student success Curriculum & Instruction – In depth knowledge of best practices in instruction and effective curriculum alignment Special Education – Specialized experience in managing special education programming. Communication – Effective communication skills; organized, thoughtful and articulate orally and in writing. Highlight of Experiences Assistant Principal T. Benton Gayle Middle School, July 2005 - Present Stafford County Public Schools Instruction: Based on 3-year data analysis of student achievement, proposed and led to fruition a school-wide intervention and enrichment program focused on improving student achievement through research-based interventions, remediation, and extension opportunities. Highlights include:  Led a collaborative team of teachers, including instructional specialists, in the design of this program including the development of procedural and logistical guidelines  Analyzed baseline data to guide programming decisions and to establish achievement goals for students  Instituted norms and expectations for Professional Learning Communities  Established quantitative and qualitative measures to assess success of the program Specialized experience in managing special education programs.  Dedicated time and support to monitorstudents followed through SST process, IDEA and ADA.  Established a structured monitoring system to encourage and promote frequent communication between special education case managers, teachers and para professionals in support of student achievement.  Mentored and trained new assistant principal for the role of Administrative Designee for Special Education In support of the school’s vision and mission, established a Blended Learning Lab providing access to independent learning opportunities for all students, in all content areas.  Train teachers on various models of blended learning  Provided for technological and instructional resources  Piloted an Open lab concept Professional Development: Led structured, Professional Development sessions in direct support of school improvement initiatives. Specifically, increasing the use of technology in the classroom; understanding connections between the brain, teaching and learning;
  • 2. 2 engaging and motivating the adolescent learner and, most recently, shifting our focus from teaching to learning to determine the effectiveness of classroom instruction School Climate and Culture Formed a Climate Committee to address worrisome trends identified in a 2015 school-wide climate survey.  Goals and objectives were established based on areas of significant concern, notably: communication, trust and student discipline.  Initiatives included: increasing frequency of communication, improving transparency and restructuring school- wide discipline plan.  Results from 2016 survey showed improvement in all areas: 24% increase in response to effective communication, 19% increase in level of trust and 9% increase in satisfaction regarding student discipline. Student Recognition  Sponsored the first “Closing Ceremony” for 8th Grade students as they transitioned to high school (Spring 2016)  Collaborated with 8th Grade Teachers and Student Representatives to plan an inclusive ceremony that recognized all students. Professional Growth  Collaborating with math and reading specialists to coaching and mentoring a new teacher and two 5-year teachers in the areas of class management and instructional practices.  Committee member of a division initiative to define the attributes of graduates of Stafford County Public Schools. This initiative was a precursor to the development individual school plans to promote the attributes of citizenship, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, citizenship and wellness.  Presented: A Perspective on the Findings from Brain Research on School Climate and Student Learning, January 2015 and Implementation Evaluation of K-5 Reading Instruction in King William County Public Schools, April 2014