Dr. Thomas Miller is the Director Consultant of PEFNC’s North Carolina School Accelerator as well as the founder of Leaders Building Leaders. Thomas believes that everything rises and falls on leadership. He combines his leadership certification with his public charter school leadership research to help public charter schools navigate a course from success to significance.
His dissertation study, How Effective K-8 North Carolina Charter Schools Meet Their Purposes, led him to a position as an education consultant in the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools. There, he led initiatives focused on the charter school application process, the preliminary planning year for State Board of Education-approved public charter schools, and statewide governance trainings.
Before his tenure as a charter school director, Thomas spent seven years teaching students with disabilities in New Hanover County, where he received National Board Certification as an Exceptional Children’s Educator.
Dr. Miller, in partnership with PEFNC, hopes to continue building high-performance public charter schools that meet their promise to the communities they serve. As of September 2016, the North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator has assisted with the opening of 12 public charter schools, three of which were the first charter schools in their counties.