Paige Miller has lived in Carmel for most of her life and is intimately familiar with the Carmel Clay Schools system. She graduated from Carmel High School in 1983 and taught in CCS for 33 years.
Although she retired in May as a fourth-grade high-ability teacher at Smoky Row Elementary, Miller still wants to serve CCS, which she would like to do as a member of the CCS Board of Trustees.
She is one of nine candidates bidding for two at-large seats in the Nov. 3 general election. She is seeking elected office for the first time.
“If elected to the school board, I would like to see more collaboration between our students and teachers,” said Miller, 55. “Last fall, our fourth-grade students were invited to Carmel High School to work with students on coding. It was amazing to watch the high school students become leaders and our fourth-grade students to become excited learners.”
Collaboration among educators throughout all grade levels, Miller insists, is a vital component to complete student development.
“We have 11 elementary schools that form a very strong base. Three middle schools sit on top of those elementary schools, which leads to an amazing high school,” Miller said. “What happens in the building blocks that lead to the high school has an impact on what our high school students achieve. Allowing the teachers time to collaborate can only lead to more success for all of our students.
“If elected, my focus will be on academic excellence, integrity and accountability.”
Miller and her husband, Rob, have a son, Bronson, who attended CCS. He is a recent DePauw University graduate who now teaches and attends classes at the University of Maine as a graduate assistant.
For more on Miller’s campaign, visit her facebook page at facebook.com/paigekelleymiller.