Professional Learning Specialist
Jane Miller, M.A.Ed.
Jane is currently the Project Director of District and IT Leader and C-Suite (Superintendent Cabinet) Experiences at Digital Promise following 2 years serving as technical project director and associate director of professional learning for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative. Prior to Digital Promise, Jane spent 26 years in K-20 public education in California and Washington as a leader and advocate for decreasing barriers to support equity and access to technology. She has spent time as a classroom teacher; instructional technology facilitator, coordinator, and director for the second-largest district in Washington State; and adjunct faculty in the Department of Education at Cal State Fullerton and Washington State University.
She has also served as a board member for the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) representing technology directors in the Pacific Northwest; a member of state and local committees; and as a member of the Federal Way Public Schools superintendent’s cabinet in the teaching for learning role as director of instructional technology, STEM, project-based learning, standards-based grading and reporting, and blended learning, as well as principal of the high school credit recovery program. In her role with FWPS, Jane helped establish and launch two K-8 and one 6-12 STEM PBL District Demonstration Site Lighthouse 1:1 schools; redefined programs like credit recovery with a focus on race, exceptionalities, and individual needs; and supported the successful transition to and from remote and hybrid learning in the most diverse district in the state of Washington and fifth-most diverse district in the nation.
To continue to grow and share her expertise, Jane has also been consulting through NCCE across the United States and globally since 2007, mentoring districts and schools on intentional technology integration, STEM, project-based learning, and standards-based grading and reporting. Jane was named the 2012 NCCE Technology Leader of the Year and she has been recognized as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert from 2016-2023. In addition, she has been honored with the 2019 Microsoft Innovative Educator Sharing is Caring Award for supporting educator growth and the 2018 NCCE Presidents Award for service to the educational community, and she was among the 2002 Top 75 Distinguished University of La Verne Educators for Excellence.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in diversified education, a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction, and a principal certification from Washington State University, and she is a professionally certified teacher in the state of Washington and California.
When not advocating for equitable 21st century learning environments, Jane enjoys volunteering in the community through Soroptimist International, mentoring foster youth in fly fishing through The Mayfly Project, refining her fly fishing skills, and enjoying her e-reader while reclining in her camping chair.