2023 Winner

Mark Miller

Paul L. Dunbar

1st–2nd Grade Special Education

“Mark creates an exceptional learning environment by developing a positive and caring relationship with students, and a wonderful relationship with our families. He seeks to understand the whole child, exhibiting patience and constant encouragement. ... His passion for education is immeasurable.”

Mark Miller earned his M.Ed. from The Ohio State University in 1999 and joined the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as a fourth and fifth grade teacher. In 2013, he earned his mild/moderate intervention K–12 specialist licensure from Baldwin Wallace University and, for the past decade, has been a 1st–2nd grade intervention specialist at Paul L. Dunbar school. Mark leads the student support team at Dunbar and works to ensure scholars receive the accommodations they need for success. Additionally, he serves as Dunbar’s special education liaison to CMSD, making sure best practices are achieved.

While co-teaching in inclusion classrooms and providing intensive tier 2 interventions, he is completing the third year as a member of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS-R) study, a major U.S. Department of Education initiative. Mark is a credentialed Wilson dyslexia practitioner and is Apple teacher certified. In his spare time, Mark enjoys travel, reading, and is a voracious cinephile, serving as a film reviewer for the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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