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Carolyn Carter Miller

Carolyn Carter Miller, EdD, is former principal of Lemon Road Elementary School in Virginia. As an administrator for more than 20 years, she devoted her passion and energy to expanding teacher capacity.

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Carolyn Carter Miller

Carolyn Carter Miller, EdD, served 19 years as principal of Lemon Road Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Under her leadership, the school transformed from a failing organization to a PLC where teachers collaborated to provide learning environments where all children succeeded. Lemon Road, the smallest school in Fairfax County Public Schools, became a model for implementing multiage instruction, looping, and vertical teaming and for developing power standards. Dr. Carter Miller began her career as a first-grade classroom teacher more than 30 years ago. As an administrator for more than 20 years, she devoted her passion and energy to expanding teacher capacity.

Dr. Carter Miller has also been a central office resource teacher for elementary language arts educators and a consulting teacher for the Teacher Performance Evaluation Program. Since her retirement, she has established a relationship with an elementary school just beginning its PLC journey.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Norfolk State University, a master’s degree in administration and supervision from George Mason University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


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Presentations by Carolyn Carter Miller

  • Standards-Based Grading as a PLC Team
  • What Does It Look Like When Teams Respond to Student Performance Data
  • Beginning the PLC Journey: Watch Your Step So You Don’t Trip
  • Bringing Your PLC to Life: Keeping It Real
  • Collaboration: Building Your PLC Team
  • Learning: Keeping the Focus in Your PLC
  • Can Small Schools Build High-Performing PLCs? Yes We Can!
  • Creating a School Culture to Support and Sustain High-Performing PLCs

“Carolyn's expertise and leadership have made a significant positive impact on my school's ability to become a fully functioning PLC. Her PLC Virtual Coaching group sessions are informative, supportive, and full of real-life ready-to-use ideas.”

Jessica Rosenthal, principal, Hawthorne Elementary School, Kentucky