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					                                         Melinda Milles
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Education:
Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Specialist of Education, Educational Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, August 12, 2005
Master of Education, Reading Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, April 30, 1994
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, May 01, 1993
Associate of Arts, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, Florida, June 1991



Experience:
Florida Department of Education, Division of Florida Colleges, Office of Student & Academic Affairs,
Tallahassee, Florida
  Director of Transition Programs and Services, June 2009 to Present
  Coordinator of Teacher Preparation, September 2008 to June 2009
Flagler College – Tallahassee Campus, Education Program
  Adjunct Professor of Reading, August 2004 to Present
Florida State University, Center for Educational Policy and Florida Department of Education, Division of
K12 Public Schools, Bureau of School Improvement
  Coordinator of School Improvement, October 2006 to September 2008
Florida State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Tallahassee, Florida
  Co-Author/Developer for A Leadership for Literacy Model, July 2004 to September 2006
  Instructor for Educational Leadership, August 2003 to June 2005
Florida State University, Center for Educational Research & Policy Studies, Tallahassee, Florida
  Project Director for Teacher Certification and Quality, July 2003 to December 2005
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, Area Center for Educational Enhancement
  Reading Consultant for Florida Region I, March 2003 to June 2003
Bay District Schools, Panama City Beach, Florida
  Reading and Science Program Coordinator, February 2002 to March 2003
  Classroom Teacher, Patronis Elementary School, August 1999 to February 2002
Brevard Public Schools, Merritt Island, Florida
  Classroom Teacher, Gardendale Elementary Magnet School, July 1994 to June 1999



Certifications:
Educational Leadership, Florida Department of Education
Professional Education Certification, 728846, Florida Department of Education
Reading (Grades K-12), Florida Department of Education
Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Florida Department of Education
Human Resource Development, Florida State University
Program Evaluation, Florida State University
Policy Analysis, Florida State University



References:
Available upon request

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                                   Curriculum Vitae

                                 Melinda Milles
                                      February 2011




EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration and Policy Analysis,
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Admitted March 15, 2005
  Specialist of Education, Educational Administration and Policy Analysis,
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Awarded August 12, 2005
  Master of Education, Reading Education,
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Awarded April 30, 1994
  Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education,
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Awarded May 01, 1993
  Associate of Arts, General,
    Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, Florida, Awarded June 1991


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
    Florida Department of Education:      Educational Leadership
                                          Professional Education Certification, 728846
                                          Reading (Grades K-12)
                                          Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)


    Florida State University:             Educational Policy
                                          Human Resource Development
                                          Program Evaluation




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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 Florida Department of Education, Division of Florida Colleges, Office of Student and
 Academic Affairs
    Director of Transition Programs and Services, June 2009 to Present
 Directs state level implementation and policy for all transition programs including, but not
 limited to Teacher Preparation Programs, Educator Preparation Institutes (EPIs), College and
 Career Readiness Initiatives, Developmental Education (college preparatoty/remedation),
 Dual Enrollment, International Education, and English for Academic Purposes. Lead on state
 level redesign and restructure of Florida college developmental education courses and
 curriculum. Collaborator and developer of Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test.


    Coordinator of Teacher Preparation Programs, September 2008 to June 2009
 Coordinated teacher education programs for the Florida College System, including Educator
 Preparation Institutes (EPIs) and education bachelor’s degree programs. Ensured alignment
 of programs to Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and requirements for program
 approval. Provide training to teacher preparation program directors and faculty on areas of
 need and current state-level requirements.


 Flagler College – Tallahassee Campus, Education Program
    Adjunct Professor of Reading, August 2004 to Present
 Prepare and deliver course content to upper division undergraduate students in Elementary
 Reading Instruction, Diagnostic Teaching of Reading, and Children’s Literature. Coach and
 mentor pre-service teachers. Ensure professional development in the Florida Educator
 Accomplished Practices. Observe, evaluate and provide feedback to pre-service teachers to
 help them learn and grow as effective educators.


 Florida State University, Center for Educational Policy and Florida Department of
 Education, Division of K12 Public Schools, Bureau of School Improvement
    Coordinator of School Improvement, August 2006 to September 2008
 Directed, facilitated, and supported school improvement efforts in Florida school districts and
 school, including charter schools. Served as an instructional leader, provided expertise in
 primary and secondary content area knowledge, worked to build school and district capacity,
 provided guidance on policy issues, brokered professional development services and coached

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and mentored school leaders for schools and districts. Collaborated with school principals to
develop and implement continuous improvement models and school literacy plans. Modeled
best practices in classrooms for teachers and school leaders.


Florida State University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
   Co-Author/Developer for A Leadership for Literacy Model, July 2004 to September 2006
Developed a leadership model and co-authored a published book for school-wide literacy
reform, developed a grant proposal to the Carnegie Corporation of New York and conducted a
study of the leadership qualities that support school-wide reform in reading. Collaborated and
learned from effective school leaders and literacy experts throughout the state of Florida and
the nation. Assisted schools in developing and implementing school literacy teams and plans.


   Instructor for Educational Leadership, August 2003 to June 2005
Developed course content and taught a course in Curriculum and Instruction to master’s level
students studying education administration and instructional leadership. Developed and
taught a course in Introduction to Education course to lower division undergraduate students.


Florida State University, Center for Educational Research and Policy Studies
   Project Director for Teacher Certification and Quality, July 2003 to December 2005
Planned, conducted, and analyzed longitudinal program evaluations of Alternative Teacher
Certification Programs in the state of Florida. Assessed alternatively certified teacher quality
across the state. Researched the data collection methods of districts across the state of
Florida to determine highly qualified teacher status in order to meet the requirements of No
Child Left Behind. Worked with state policy leaders to understand current trends and develop
state-level policy for alternative certification and teacher quality.


Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, Area Center for Educational Enhancement
   Reading Consultant for Florida Region I, March 2003 to June 2003
Provided coordination, management, and delivery of services related to Reading for Florida's
Region I Area Center for Educational Enhancement (ACEE) project located at PAEC.
Provided leadership and facilitated the PAEC Reading Task Force to develop a five year
Strategic Reading Initiative for the member districts in the Florida Panhandle. Provided


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instructional leadership in reading to teachers in school leaders in the Florida Panhandle.
Provided professional development and served as a reading content expert.


Bay District Schools, Florida
   Reading and Science Program Coordinator, February 2002 to March 2003
Developed content and materials for reading and science websites and developed and
conducted staff development and mentoring for teachers in implementing reading strategies in
the content areas. Modeled best practices for teaching reading in science for teachers.


   Classroom Teacher in Grades Kindergarten through Four, Patronis Elementary School,
    August 1999 to February 2002
Provided developmentally-appropriate, brain-based and thematic classroom instruction within
a safe and nurturing classroom environment. Taught in a K-2 mulitage Project CHILD
classroom emphasizing technology integration. Taught in a fourth grade classroom using a
year-long integrated thematic unit on Florida. Awarded Teacher of the Year in 2001 and
the Johnny Patronis Spirit of Giving Award in 2000. Served on School Advisory Council.
Assisted in development of the School Improvement Plan. Provided professional
development in thematic teaching, reading instruction, literature circles, and data driven
instruction.


Brevard Public Schools, Florida
   Classroom Teacher in Grades Kindergarten through Six, Gardendale Elementary Magnet
    School, National Blue Ribbon School, July 1994 to June 1999
Developed and taught curriculum utilizing the Susan Kovalik Integrated Thematic Instruction
Model based upon the school’s four magnets: Arts and Culture, Math and Science,
Microsociety and Performing Arts. Provided developmentally-appropriate, and brain-based
classroom instruction using year-long thematic units within a safe and nurturing classroom
environment. Developed thematic curriculum around the four magnet areas of the school.
Taught in a 2-3 mulitage classroom. Taught in self-contained 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade
classrooms as a looping teacher with the same students for three years. Taught in a 5-6
multiage classroom. Served on the School Advisory Council. Assisted in development of the
school improvement plan and five-year strategic plan. Served on the school and district
professional development cadres for integrated thematic instruction, reading, and assessment.

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CONSULTANT WORK
 Curva and Associates, Evaluation Consultant, 2004-2008
    Florida Department of Education: Teacher Certification Programs, Project lead and
    evaluator, 2008
    Florida Department of Education: State-Approved Teacher Preparation Program,
    Evaluator, 2006
    School District of Jefferson County, Florida: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program,
    Evaluator, 2004
    School District of Suwannee County, Florida: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program,
    Evaluator, 2004
    Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science: Science Exploration Project, Evaluator, 2004
    School District of Okaloosa County, Florida: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program,
    Evaluator, 2005


 National Literacy Project, Reading and Leadership Consultant, 2004-2005
    Gates Foundation Resources Guide for Literacy Leaders, Co-Author, August 2005
    Pinellas District Summer Reading Institute, Provided professional development to school
    principals on distributed instructional leadership, school vision development, and school
    literacy leadership teams, 2005
    Alachua District Summer Reading Institute, Provided professional development to school
    principals on distributed instructional leadership, school vision development, and school
    literacy leadership teams, 2004


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
 Books
 Irvin, J., Meltzer, J., & Dukes, M. (2007). Taking Action: A Leadership Model for
    Improving Adolescent Literacy. Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development:
    Alexandria, VA.


 Articles
 Milton, S., Flood, P., & Dukes, M. (2008). Beginning Teachers from Florida Teacher
    Preparation Programs: A Report on State Approved Teacher Preparation Programs with

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    Results of Surveys of Program Completers. Florida Department of Education: Bureau of
    Teacher Certification.
 Dukes, M. & Milton, S. (2006). Preparing Florida’s Teachers: A Survey of State-approved
    Teacher Preparation Program Graduates and Their Principals. Florida Department of
    Education: Bureau of Teacher Certification.
 Milton, S., Flood, P., & Dukes, M. (2006). Alternative teacher certification in Florida:
    Second annual progress report. Florida Department of Education: Bureau of Teacher
    Certification.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., Dukes, M. (2004). How district assessment systems measure up to
    criteria for legally defensible assessment systems: A case study of six Florida school
    districts. Florida Department of Education: Bureau of Teacher Certification.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., & Dukes, M. (2004). Alternative teacher certification in Florida:
    Second annual progress report. Florida Department of Education: Bureau of Teacher
    Certification.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., Dukes, M. (2004). How Florida school districts use multiple funding
    sources to support professional development of teachers and paraprofessionals:
    Preparing for the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Florida
    Department of Education: Bureau of Teacher Certification.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., & Dukes, M. (2004). Report on a study of district professional
    development strategies and activities designed to support teachers and paraprofessional in
    meeting quality standards as identified by No Child Left Behind. Florida Department of
    Education: Bureau of Teacher Certification.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., Hodgins, D., & Dukes, M. (2003). Report on a field study of the data
    collection and management issues in Florida school districts reporting courses taught by
    non-highly qualified teachers in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act. Florida
    Department of Education: Bureau of Teacher Certification.


SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
 Milles, M. (2006-2008). Using Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model to Facilitate School
    Improvement. School Districts throughout Florida.
 Dukes, M. (2005-2006). Developing a School Literacy Plan. School Districts throughout
    Florida.



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 Dukes, M. (2005). Distributing Instructional Leadership. School Districts throughout
    Florida.
 Irvin, J. & Dukes, M. (2006). A Leadership Model for Improving Adolescent Literacy.
    National Middle School Association, 32nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., Dukes, M. & Wilde, K. (2005). Florida alternative certification
    program participants’ perceptions of incentives, support, and program quality. National
    Center for Alternative Certification, Orlando, FL.
 Flood, P., Milton, S., Dukes, M. & Wilde, K. (2005). Florida alternative certification
    programs: How are they adding to the pool of highly qualified teachers? Southeastern
    Evaluation Association, Tallahassee, FL.
 Dukes, M., Flood P., & Irvin, J. (2004). The role of distributed instructional leadership in
    literacy: The study of secondary schools in Florida. University Council of Educational
    Administration, Kansas City, MO.
 Flood, P. & Dukes, M. (2004). Measuring alternative certification participants’ effectiveness
    and factors influencing teacher efficacy among alternative certification participants.
    University Council of Educational Administration, Kansas City, MO.
 Dukes, M. (2002). Reading Scientifically: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas. School
    Districts throughout Florida.
 Dukes, M. (2001-2002). Linking Learning to Life. Bay District Schools.


AWARDS AND HONORS
 Florida State University, Herbert J. Reese Endowed Fellowship, 2005
 University Council of Educational Administration, David L. Clark Seminar Nomination 2004
 Florida State University, Herman L. Frick Endowed Scholarship, 2004
 Patronis Elementary School Teacher of the Year, 2000-2001
 Supreme Court of Florida Guardian ad Litem Commendation, 2001
 Johnny Patronis Spirit of Giving Award, 1999-2000
 Brevard Schools Foundation "Bright Idea" Mini-Grant Award, $500, 1997-1998
 Brevard County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Grant Award, $500, 1996
 Brevard Schools Foundation "Bright Idea" Mini-Grant Award, $500, 1995-1996
 Girl Scouts of America Outstanding Volunteer Award, 1991




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PROFESSIONAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
 Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) Steering Committee
 Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE) Steering Committee
 Florida Teacher Preparation Program Approval Board
 Florida Afterschool Network Professional Development Advisory Board
 Florida Accomplished Educator Accomplished Practices Advisory Board
 Florida Developmental Education Association Executive Board


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
 Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
 International Reading Association
 Phi Delta Kappa International
   President, Florida Panhandle Chapter, 2003
   Vice President of Programs, Florida Panhandle Chapter, 2002
   District Delegate, Florida Panhandle Chapter, 2002-2003
 Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Organization in Education
 Florida Association of Community Colleges
 American Educational Research Association
 Southeast Evaluation Association


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 Children’s Week – One Voice for Children
 Girl Scouts of America
 State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
 Leon County Humane Society
 Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend




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