In the month of March we will kick off the beginning of PASS testing for our Fifth Grade students. If you are a Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grade parent, you may be wondering what you can do to help your child be prepared for and do his/her best on the PASS test. 1. Encourage your child to do his/her best 2. Provide a quiet place for studying at home 3. Make sure your child is on time and regularly attends school 4. Meet with teachers and ask for activities that you and your child can do at home to prepare for the tests 5. Emphasize the important habits of rest, exercise, and eating well 6. Make sure your child gets adequate sleep and a nutritious meal before testing
Tom Miller, Principal
About Thomas W. Miller II
Principal, Berea Elementary School, Greenville, SC 29617-2010-Current
Responsible for personnel, finance and budgeting, and instructional leadership. Implemented Balanced Literacy program as well as Title 1 reform stratigies.
Principal, East Mooresville Intermediate School, Mooresville, NC — 2008-2010
Responsible for all aspects of school leadership, including instructional, managerial, and administrative duties. Assisted in implementing a 1:1 laptop program in grades 4-6. School was recognized as a School of Distinction with High Growth and met all AYP targets.
Assistant Principal, Park View Elementary School, Mooresville, NC — 2007-2008
Responsible for IMPACT implementation, teacher evaluations, PLT facilitation, and MacBook training. Other duties included behavioral support and facility management. Member of Code of Conduct Committee.
Assistant Principal, Mooresville Middle School, Mooresville, NC — 2004-2007
Responsible for teacher evaluations, management of educational resources, and eighth grade behavioral support. Member of district Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) committee.
Administrative Intern, Ayden Middle School, Ayden, NC — 2003-2004
Responsible for student discipline, student transportation, and teacher evaluations.
Fifth Grade Teacher, Wintergreen Intermediate School, Greenville, NC — 1998-2002
Grade Level Chair, member of the Technology Committee, and Teacher Assistance Team.
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC — Educational Specialist, 2007
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC —Master of School Administration, 2004
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC —Bachelor of Science, 1998
Areas of Certification
Elementary Education K-6
Curriculum Instructional Specialist
Pas-T Training, 2011
Fountas and Pinnell Balanced Literacy Training, 2011
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, 2010
New North Teacher Evaluation Instrument Training, 2009
Math Partners, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2008
Foundations Reading, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2007
Work-View Global Studies Conference, 2007
Principals’ Executive Program, Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals, 2007
Framework For Understanding Poverty, 2007
Ventures for Excellence, 2006
Teacher Performance Appraisal Instrument, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2005
Springfield Assessment Series, 2004
Developmental Assessment Series, 2004
North Carolina Principal Fellow, 2002-2004
Principals’ Executive Program, Developing Future Leaders, 2000
North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, “Young, Black, and Male in America,” 2000