Board District #5 Member Bio
Larry Miller is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and National Louis University. His undergraduate degree is in education, history, and political science; his masters' degree is in education leadership. Larry taught high school in MPS for 16 years and was an administrator for two years. Larry is an adjunct for the Marquette College of Education, teaching Schooling in a Diverse Society.
As a high-school teacher, Larry taught U.S. history, citizenship, world geography, world history, economics, political science, photography, video production, and physical science. He spent a number of his summers doing historical research to be able to enhance his teaching. This included spending the Summer of 1998 with the National Endowment for the Humanities at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., studying the Civil War and Reconstruction as part of a cohort reviewing primary documents.
Larry Miller is an editor of Rethinking Schools. Since its founding, Rethinking Schools has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials. Most important, it remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.
Both of Larry's children, Nathaniel and Craig Miller, are MPS graduates. His wife of 38 years is Ellen Bravo.
Term expires: April 2017