Dr. Margaret Miller

A member of the Board of Directors of both The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips, Inc., Dr. Margaret Miller was an educational consultant for 5 years to Project SEE for BETA, a federally funded grant program from the office of adolescents.  This program prepares very young single mothers to complete high school, prepare for college or secure a career in areas such as cosmetology, child care, court reporting, criminology, or nursing.

Miller has a rich history in Central Florida education dating back to the 1950s when she taught english, music, and speech pathology in Orange County public schools. She served Orange County as a speech therapist for 14 years before being called to join the faculty at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and aid in the development of a special education department at UCF. Returning to the public school system, Miller served as Associate Superintendent for Personnel and Office Services.

 In 1985, Miller returned to the UCF campus where her career progressed to include the position of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Clinical Experiences. She retired from the university in 2002. She continues to serve the community as an adjunct professor at UCF, as a member of the Fund Distribution Committee for Heart of Florida United Way, and on the Central Florida Presbytery's Commission on Ministry.

A long-standing member of the Orlando Leadership Council, Miller has been recognized with numerous awards for her many contributions to the community. She was most recently recognized in 2011 by Onyx magazine with its Distinguished Citizen Award as part of the publications's Ninth Annual Onyx Awards.  She has also received the Summit Award from the Central Florida Women's Resource Center, which honors women who have shown outstanding community service and leadership through a history of diverse community service that goes beyond job-related responsibilities.

 Miller received a Bachelor of Science in music and speech and a Master of Science in speech therapy and music from Indiana State University. She was awarded her doctorate in exceptional child education/emotional disorders and speech pathology from the University of Florida.

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