Liz Miller

Senior Specialist, Southwest

Elizabeth Miller brings over 25 years of service in a variety of roles in public education in both Louisiana and Texas school systems. She has served as a teacher in K-6, a district reading and gifted and talented specialist, an assistant principal, and an elementary and middle school principal and an Administrator Coach. She has written curriculum and facilitated trainings for educators to implement best practices and improve educator effectiveness leading to improved student achievement throughout her career. She is known as a collaborative and innovative leader who believes that every child deserves the best that education has to offer.

Liz is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and received her bachelor's degree from McNeese State University in elementary education. She received her master’s degree from Lamar University in Educational Administration.

 Liz  Miller

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I am passionate about working at NIET because I share a deep belief in the power of educators. I share the belief that every child deserves a quality education provided by excellent teachers. I love working with educators to support and build their capacity for lasting and systemic change that will have a positive impact on each and every student that walks through their doors. Through the work of building capacity and creating systems of excellence, students are given a world of opportunity. Being an educator and serving educators is a great privilege.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I love hanging out with my husband, family, and friends. We have 2 grown daughters and a son, who keeps us very busy with football and high school events. My husband is an educator and an excellent cook! Cookouts on the porch or dinner around the table is where you will often find us discussing the events of the day. These are my favorite times. I also love to read when I have time alone.

Who is your favorite teacher?

My high school english teacher, Mrs. Zembower was my favorite teacher. She taught me how to find my voice and use my creativity in my writing. She made English relevant by giving us many experiences to express ourselves through the written word and share it with others. During that year, I wrote a children’s book. She organized a trip for her students to read our work at several of the elementary schools in the area. That was a powerful experience for me. I always loved reading. Through that experience I learned that the connection people share through reading and writing is more deep and meaningful than I had realized before.