About Randy Miller

Randy R. Miller is a social studies teacher at Charter High School located in Camden, NJ. Randy has 5 years collective experience in both K-12 and higher education as a fundraiser, program coordinator and student advisor. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of MORE, Inc., which empowers urban youth and young adults holistically through education and mentoring using practical strategies for real life application. Randy received both his bachelor of arts degree (2005) and master’s degree in public policy and administration (2008) from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Got Discipline? (Charter School Diaries)

Year 2 Week 3- 1/21 – 1/25 One of my roles as an assistant principal is school disciplinarian. I loathe this role. My charter school uses a lottery system to enroll students. There are no requirements to apply to the school; prospective students are vetted somewhat, however we do not reject any applications. We have rules, [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|Charter School Diaries|0 Comments

Educators Must Avoid Isolation (Charter School Diaries)

Year 2 Week 4 9/23 – 9/27 courtesy e-coach.com Educators in urban schools are constantly trying to figure out how to get students to perform better academically. Some establish strategies that help children achieve academic success. Others simply maintain the status quo. Some simply do not believe anything can be done to help [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|Charter School Diaries, Featured|0 Comments

Parents, Teachers, and Conflicts of Interest (Charter School Diaries #28)

Year 2 Week 3 9/16 – 9/20 courtesy nea.org One of the things that I loathe about my position is dealing with unhappy parents. One of my job duties concerns student discipline. I give out and schedules detentions for students. I also make phone calls to parents and inform them of detentions. During [...]

By | October 14th, 2013|Charter School Diaries|0 Comments

Administrative Frankensteins (Charter School Diaries)

Year 2 Week 1 (9/9 – 9/13) courtesy jjkvc.org So I took the plunge this year and decided to jump into school administration. I still teach and I am a department head, but my new role is as the assistant to the principal.  Essentially, I am the assistant principal in my building. I [...]

By | September 30th, 2013|Charter School Diaries|0 Comments

New Year, Same Song (Charter School Diaries)

Year 2 Week 1 (9/2 – 9/6) courtesy edudemic The beginning of any school year marks the chance to start over… students who wish to earn good grades and actually learn something; teachers who desire to be masters at their craft; administrators who aspire to be more innovative, transformative and supportive; parents who [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|Charter School Diaries, High School, High School|0 Comments