Dr. Margaret Miller

A member of the Board of Directors of both The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips, Inc., Dr. Margaret Miller was an educational consultant for 5 years to Project SEE for BETA, a federally funded grant program from the Office of Adolescents.  This program prepares very young, single mothers to complete high school, prepare for college or secure a career in areas such as interior design, bookkeeping, court reporting, criminology, or nursing.

Miller has a rich history in Central Florida education dating back to the 1950s when she taught English and music in Orange County Public Schools. She also served Orange County as a speech therapist for 14 years before being called to join the faculty at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she aided in the development of a special education department at UCF. Returning to the public school system, Miller served as Associate Superintendent for Personnel and Office Services.

In 1985, Miller returned to the UCF campus where her career progressed to include the position of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Clinical Experiences. She retired from the university in 2001, but continued as an adjunct professor at UCF until 2010.  In the Fall of 2013, UCF honored Miller as one of the Founders of the College of Education.

Miller has served the community as a member of the Fund Distribution Committee for Heart of Florida United Way, a member of the Orlando Leadership Council, a member of Opera Orlando, a member of the Board of the Florida Opera Theatre, Inc.  and a member of the Central Florida Presbytery's Commission on Ministry.

Miller has been recognized with numerous awards for her many contributions to the community.  She was most recently recognized in 2014 by Legacy Orlando with the first Legacy Heritage Award. In 2013, she received the Celebrity Educator Legacy Award.  In 2011, Miller was recognized by Onyx magazine with its Distinguished Citizen Award as part of the publications's Ninth Annual Onyx Awards.  She has also received the Summit Award from the Central Florida Women's Resource Center, which honors women who have shown outstanding community service and leadership through a history of diverse community service that goes beyond job-related responsibilities.

Miller received a Bachelor of Science in music and speech and a Master of Science in speech therapy and music from Indiana State University.  She was awarded her doctorate in exceptional child education/emotional disorders and speech pathology from the University of Florida.

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