We're proud to announce...
that as of January 2012 a Miller Guidance district has been recruited for a U.S. Department of Education study on the practices in mature RtI schools!
President and Founder
Mary Miller is a 33-year veteran of the public schools in Illinois. Trained as a school psychologist, Mary has spent her career looking for ways to improve educational outcomes for all students. This dedication has led her, in the last ten years, to a career as a school change agent. From the beginning of the Response to Intervention movement in Illinois, including Problem Solving and Flexible Service Delivery, Mary has been involved in the development and refinement of the core principles.
As a Regional Coordinator for the federally awarded IASPIRE grant in Illinois, Mary helped to define important processes. In this role she provided guidance to various school districts. In addition, she has worked as an RtI Coordinator helping districts, from the inside, to change current practice and acquire new skill sets. All of these experiences have been valuable in helping her define the process for creating master plans for school change. During this time, she created and refined two manuals, Response to Intervention: an Implementation Manual for K-8 Data Teams and Secondary Core Program Development and Maintenance.
Mary has offered workshops for many groups including the Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Chicago Association of School Psychologists.
Miller Guidance was started in 2010 by Mary to share this collective knowledge with districts in the process of developing their systems.
Beth Ann Brozo
Beth Ann Brozo has been involved in education for nearly two decades. While studying for a master’s degree in elementary education in the mid -90’s, she worked with students and educators in schools with at-risk populations in Chicago. This first-hand knowledge of the inequities in public education has fueled her career in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Beginning in 1996, Beth Ann worked with the Chicago Children’s Museum for over a decade on a series of projects. She developed and facilitated standards-based workshops for early childhood through 5th grade, working with thousands of students, educators and parents from throughout Illinois and Indiana. As the Manager of Educator Programs, Beth Ann coordinated teams of educators to create and facilitate professional development programs for early childhood and elementary educators.
Interested in utilizing innovative programs to help at–risk students achieve success, she helped launched Progressive Learning, an online tutoring and mentoring program in Chicago. Her experiences working with educators, students and parents in schools throughout Chicago and suburbs, gave her a first hand account of the many challenges facing districts and families.
Beth Ann joined Miller Guidance in 2011 to continue her desire to help all children experience success in our schools.