Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.
Don Miller has been an educator for over 18 years and an administrator for the past twelve. As anyone who has worked with Don Miller can attest, he inspires those around him through his passion for improving the lives of students, teachers, and members of his community. During his tenure as principal of Shea High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, graduation rates have improved significantly, from 67% for to Class of 2011 to 83% for the Class of 2013 – three points above the state average.
Don is a co-founder of RESPECT (Reaching Everyone So People Enact Change Together), through which he has worked with thousands of students across Rhode Island to help create a more supportive, inclusive learning environment for both students and teachers.
Over two years ago Don committed himself to improving educator quality through his co-founding of #EdChatRI, the first weekly education Twitter chat in the country. He has also developed the first statewide Department Unconference, which brought department leaders from ten districts together for meaningful discussion. He has led training workshops on digital literacy and blended learning at several meetings, including the Rhode Island Middle School Leaders Conference, the Rhode Island Association of School Principals, and the RIDE Innovation Powered by Technology conference.