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Meet the Principal

Amber Miller inside Johnson elementary

I have been an RPS 205 educator for my entire teaching/administrative career.

I am moving into my ninth 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!

To share our story, we have multiple pages in which I post: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - be sure to follow us! 

Amber Miller |  amber.miller@rps205.com