Creola Miller announces candidacy for Carter County School Board

Published 4:45 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

Creola Miller is running for re-election to the Carter County School Board, District 7, in the May Republican Primary. Miller states, “I have had a very blessed career. I have always had a big heart for children in the classroom, church, and in my own home. My entire adult life has been devoted to children. I have always treated them the way I have wanted my own children to be treated. I have always shown the kids love, patience, and kindness. My agenda in running for the board again is to do what is best for the children. I also have a special interest in students with disabilities. As a supervisor, I gave teachers and assistants lots of training on recognizing and teaching these children with disabilities.”
Miller is a retired educator, having worked more than 40 years in the Carter County School System. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Education from Milligan University. She also has a Master in Education from ETSU in Supervision and Administration, as well as Reading Specialist. She taught more than 20 years at Happy Valley Elementary, was Principal at Central Elementary and her last 16 years were spent as Supervisor of the Head Start and Pre-K programs. She is a former Adjunct Teacher at Northeast State.
Miller has had many accomplishments and honors in her career. She was recognized by Milligan University as a Leader in Christian Service in her career and community. She competed for Tennessee Teacher of the Year in 1994 and was named Carter County Teacher of the Year two times. She was a member of the Carter County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team. Miller also was a Career Ladder III teacher, and she brought the Pre-K program to Carter County. With grant writing help from Merri Trott and Debbie Madgett, she brought in Carter Cares After School Program, which provides tutoring and activities for students after school.
Miller is currently involved as a Board Member of the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library, a Charter Member of the Imagination Library, on the Advisory Board of the Administrative Office Technology Program at TCAT, and she serves on the Advisory Board of Carter County Vocation and Rehabilitation Center. She was previously on the Board of Directors for both the Boys and Girls Club and Jeremiah School, which is a school for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Miller is married to Shelby Miller and they are the parents of two daughters, Amy and Wendy. She also has a very special autistic granddaughter, Whitney.

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