Assistant Superintendentfor Special Education Services
Annette Miller assumed the post of Assistant Superintendent for Student and Special Education Services July 1, 2014, following a seven-year stint as principal of Birches Elementary School. She is responsible for the daily operational management of the District’s student services and special education departments.
Miller is responsible for the District's compliance in all areas relating to special education and student services, including federal, state and district regulations, as well as curriculum and program development and implementation. Additionally, she supervises the implementation of policies and procedures enacted to fully inform parents of the rights, duties, obligations and implications of referral, re-evaluation and placements and mediate disagreements in all areas impacting on the educational success of special needs students. She works closely with the District’s child study teams and special education staff to ensure the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of the IEP process and will manage, along with the director of elementary special education and the director of secondary special education, the work of the school nurses, speech language specialists and homebound services. Miller serves as the District’s compliance officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title IX, and as one of the District’s Affirmative Action Officers.
Entering the Washington Township Public Schools in the 1985-86 school year as a special education teacher at Washington Township High School, Miller moved to Birches Elementary the following year. She served as the school’s special education team leader from 1986 to 2002.
A 1997 Washington Township Teacher of the Year, Miller has served on a number of committees, including the District’s literacy and science committees. She served as co-coordinator of the Elementary Social Studies District Committee and assisted in the development and implementation of the social studies curriculum and materials adoption. She has been involved in all levels of Peer Coaching. Under Miller’s leadership, the inclusion of a data-driven intervention/enrichment program was instituted for students in grades one through four. The program was supported through a site-based professional development program. Miller is a staunch supporter of technology application in the classroom. Her commitment to this process has led to the addition of short-throw interactive technology and iPads at Birches School.
Miller is a 1985 graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a Teacher of the Handicapped Certification. She earned a master of special education degree, a certification as a learning disabilities teacher consultant, and a guidance counselor certification from Rowan University in 1995. Miller completed a master of education degree in educational leadership with a principal's certification from Wilmington College in 2006.