By Joe Bachman
Howe Elementary has a new principal, and she is eager to begin the coming school year.
Tina Miller, who previously held a position as academic and charter school grant coordinator, was named the new principal for Howe Elementary on Tuesday night. She will replace Matt Renwick, who took a position out of the district at Mineral Point Unified School in Mineral Point, Wis.
Miller carries an extensive background in teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 16 years for Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools. She carries a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and German Education, National Board Teacher Certification, a Master’s degree in Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration. Miller has held numerous positions in her career, from classroom teacher to coach/staff developer to an instructional resource teacher.
“Parents, teachers, support staff, community and administration all play a part in helping our students meet and exceed our expectations of them,” said Miller. “All of us at Howe School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and build relationships.”
As a parent of two girls, ages 9 and 12, Miller not only recognizes the importance of strong home-school connection, but is very passionate about education and working with parents and students towards a high-quality elementary school experience.
“As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment,” said Miller. — “Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.”
Miller will start the 2016-2017 academic year as principal, and wants parents and students to know that her door will always be open. She plans to hold several meet and greet sessions in mid-August.
“I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you as the summer and school year progresses, said Miller. “You will find that my door is always open.”