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Miller Named Outstanding Collaborator by University of Tennessee

Roy Miller Dr. Roy Miller, Principal at Mooreland Heights Elementary School, has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Collaborator Award from the University of Tennessee Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). According to the university, the outstanding collaborator makes “extraordinary commitments of time and expertise to support the preparation of effective and caring teachers, interpreters, and scholars in P-12 education....” The award will be presented at the inaugural TPTE Recognition Ceremony, Oct. 28, 2014, 3 p.m., at the Foundry in Knoxville.


In a letter announcing the honor, Sherry Mee Bell, PhD, Professor and TPTE Department Head, stated, “In your work, we recognize that you are helping to realize our mission. We want this award to honor your efforts by sharing with our community your accomplishments on behalf of education.”

A long-time advocate of education and the preparation of educators, Dr. Miller has trained dozens of interns from the UT College of Education during his years as principal at Mooreland Heights. He serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors for the UT College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences, the advisory council for the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education and the Council for the Improvement of Professional Education.

“Nothing in life comes through one’s own abilities,” said Miller, “but through building relationships with others and learning from wisdom shared.”

Dr. Miller has served as principal at Mooreland Heights Elementary School for 11 years and in the field of education for 32 years.