Miller Named New Principal Of Ring Elementary School

The Jamestown Public Schools has appointed Annette Miller as the new principal of Ring Elementary School.

Connie Foster, current Ring Elementary School principal, is becoming the district’s new Coordinator of English as a New Language (ENL)/Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Mrs. Miller will begin her appointment in July.

“We are very lucky to have someone like Annette, who has extensive experience, and more importantly, a love of children and a desire to help them become the best they can be, to serve as the new Ring Elementary School Principal,” said Bret Apthorpe, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent. “We thank Mrs. Foster for her years of service as Ring School’s principal. She has done an outstanding job leading the school but we also know that she will do an equally fantastic job as the Coordinator of World Language at Jamestown Schools with her extensive knowledge of English as New Language children.”

Miller has worked for the Jamestown Public Schools for 27 years and is currently the district’s literacy coordinator. She began her career as a first grade teacher at S.S. Peter and Paul School in Jamestown in 1989 and began teaching first grade at Love Elementary School in 1992. She moved on to become a reading specialist at Love School and first and second grade teacher at Bush Elementary School. In 2005, she became a reading coach at Bush School and in 2010 she was named the JPS Literacy Coordinator. As Literacy Coordinator, Mrs. Miller conducted and initiated many professional trainings with staff within the district including: Guided Reading, Step Up to Writing, an early literacy team to examine research and practices, English Language Arts curriculum training and support, Keyboarding Without Tears training and standards and data examination. Mrs. Miller has received training in early childhood leadership, cognitive coaching, assessment and student success in a differentiated classroom and NWEA.

“I am very excited to become the principal at Ring Elementary School,” Miller said. “I began 27 years ago in Jamestown Schools as an elementary school teacher and it is a full-circle moment for me to go back to my roots and passion to become one of our amazing elementary schools principals. I am looking forward to working with the fantastic staff, students, families and Ring Elementary School community to create a loving, learning atmosphere. It takes a community to raise a child.”

Miller holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Clarion University, a master of science degree in reading education from the State University at Fredonia and an Educational Leadership: Principal Certification from Gannon University. Miller is a member of the International Literacy Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and The Reading League.