Dr. 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 Doctor of Education in Exceptional Child Education/Emotional Disorders and Speech Pathology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Miller has a rich history in Central Florida education dating back to the 1950s. She taught English and Music in Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), served Orange County as a speech therapist for 14 years, joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she aided in the development of a special education department, and served as Associate Superintendent for Personnel and Office Services with OCPS. Her career at UCF progressed to include the position of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Clinical Experiences for the College of Education. She retired from UCF in 2001, but continued as an adjunct professor until 2010.
Dr. Miller was an educational consultant for Project SEE for Beta Center, Inc. and has served the community as a member of the Fund Distribution Committee for Heart of Florida United Way, Orlando Leadership Council, Florida Opera Theatre Board, Inc. and the Central Florida Presbytery’s Commission on Ministry.
Dr. Miller has been recognized with numerous awards for her many contributions to the community, including: UCF Founders of the College of Education, Celebrity Educator Legacy Award in 2013, Distinguished Citizen Award in 2011 from Onyx magazine; and the Summit Award from the Central Florida Women’s Resource.
Dr. Miller faithfully served on our combined Boards of Directors from 1991 until 2021; and in 2021, Dr. Miller became the first Board Member Emeritus.