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Ms. Barbara Baker, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Tracie Miller to the position of principal of Grantsville Elementary School beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood / Elementary Reading from Frostburg State University. She also has an Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I and II, Reading Specialist, and Special Education Endorsements.
Mrs. Miller has been a teacher with Garrett County Public Schools since 1999 and has served in a number of various leadership roles including Teacher in Charge and ICT Facilitator. In addition, she has attended both MSDE and GCPS sponsored educational trainings including Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS). She attended the Maryland Aspiring Principal Academy and served as the principal at Friendsville Elementary School for one year prior to teaching at Grantsville and Accident Elementary Schools. Superintendent Baker stated, “Mrs. Miller brings a passion for education and a wealth of knowledge to the long history of excellence at Grantsville Elementary School. She understands how to meet the academic and behavioral needs of students from a variety of backgrounds. Garrett County Schools is happy to have Mrs. Miller join us in an administrative role. She believes deeply in our motto that we do what is best for kids.”
In addition to her leadership skills, Mrs. Miller has extensive teaching experience at the elementary level. Most recently, she taught fourth grade at Accident Elementary School but also taught a variety of grades during her sixteen-year tenure there. She has also taught special education at Accident Elementary and served as a fifth grade and intervention teacher at Grantsville Elementary School. She will transition to her new position at the beginning of August.