Meet the Principal
I have been an RPS 205 educator for my entire teaching/administrative career.
I am moving into my tenth year as the principal at Maud Johnson this school year. I received my Associates in Arts from Rock Valley College, my Bachelors in Education through Rockford College, and my Masters in Teaching and Leadership through Saint Xavier University.
As a classroom teacher, I taught in both general education and special education classrooms; this allows me to support all of our learners at Johnson. I model continued learning through constant reading and researching best practice strategies to support all learners.
The best part of my days are when I am able to connect with our students. Relationships are KEY when educating young minds. Students who feel connected to their schools perform at higher academic rates. Whether dancing in the drop-off zone in the morning, sitting next to a child as they read, or helping students solve friendship struggles in a lunch bunch - I am constantly on the move. I even have a mobile office - Mobile Miller!
Outside of education, my hobbies include: reading, running, biking, hiking, camping and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. Oh, I can’t forget how much I LOVE drinking coffee and watching the Chicago Bears!
Amber Miller | firstname.lastname@example.org