Barbara Miller

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Barbara Miller
Vice President and Interim Division Director

Mailing Address: 

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313



Barbara Miller, EDC Vice President and Interim Director of the Learning and Teaching Division, is a national expert in professional development and technical assistance for district and school administrators, teacher leaders, and program staff. Miller conducts groundbreaking research on professional development, knowledge management, and teacher leadership. She also evaluates systemic reform efforts and creates materials for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators—all in support of the goal of improving instruction.

As the architect of Success at the Core, Miller has led a team in creating and supporting the use of an award-winning, video-based online professional development toolkit designed to support leadership teams and teachers in improving instruction in math, science, and English language arts. With funding from Vulcan Productions and the Stuart Foundation, the materials are now being used by over 20,000 educators across all 50 states and are available on Teaching Channel.  

Miller has worked for more than 25 years with partners across the country, including foundations, the National Science Foundation (NSF), R&D organizations, universities, and numerous school districts. Most recently, she was co-Principal Investigator for the NSF–funded Math/Science Partnerships Knowledge Management and Dissemination project which collects, synthesizes, and shares knowledge from the field around teacher leadership, teacher content knowledge, and professional learning communities.

For six years, Miller served on the national advisory board of the Merck Institute for Science Education. Currently, she serves on the National Research Council's Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum.

Miller is the coauthor of a recent article published in Evidence & Policy and several publications on leadership: Teacher Leadership in Mathematics and Science, A Guide to Facilitating Cases in Education, Casebook on School Reform, and Handbook for Enhancing Strategic Leadership in the Math and Science Partnerships. She has also coauthored a series of knowledge reviews on teacher leadership, along with many articles and chapters on leadership, professional development, and school reform.  

She received her BA from Carleton College and her EdD from Harvard University. In between those two degrees, she taught middle school.