Title: Retired Associate Superintendent
Company: Berkeley County WV Schools
Location: Bunker Hill, West Virginia, United States
Philip L. Miller, Retired Associate Superintendent at Berkeley County WV Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in adult education.
For the first 10 years of his professional career, Mr. Miller taught adults about industrial electricity. His job required a lot of travel, which became a hindrance until he saw an open position in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Backed by a Master’s degree in science and management, Mr. Miller was hired as the director of adult and community education for all Berkeley County, West Virginia Schools. In 2008, he was promoted to associate superintendent of Berkeley County, West Virginia Schools, which he excelled in until his retirement in 2010.
An active member of his industry, Mr. Miller is affiliated with the National Adult Education Association, the Commission on Adult Education and the Adult Education Association. Furthermore, he has served as the president of the State Adult Education Program, as well as on the advisory board for the State Board of Education of West Virginia. He is additionally a lifetime member of the Berkeley County Retired Employees Association. Mr. Miller attributes much of his success to his upbringing, as he recalls his parents encouraged him to always make friends, which is how he became comfortable speaking in front of people.
As a testament to his illustrious career, Mr. Miller has received multiple awards. In 1979, he was notably named State Vocational Teacher of the Year. Later on, he became the State Administrator of the Year for Adult Education and earned the award for Program of the Year for Adult Education. Mr. Miller’s advice to those pursuing his profession would be to study hard and never quit. He additionally recommends keeping an eye out for opportunities for advancement. Looking back on his career, Mr. Miller found that he prefers to teach adults because, unlike children, they knew what exactly they wanted to do with their education.
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