Elizabeth Miller, M.Ed.
"Don't wait. Get started right away. There are so many opportunities waiting for you and so much growth that will occur for you. In the end, I wish I would have done it sooner, but I don't regret a minute of it."
Job Title and School District:
Principal, Little Elm ISD
How has this degree affected your professional outlook? What about personally?
This degree allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. It opened up so many leadership opportunities that would not have been available otherwise. It broadened my view and perspective on education and the critical role of the public school. This degree ignited my passion for the difference that I could make for teachers and students. It is my mission every day to create a school where students love to learn, teachers love to teach, and parents love to send their children.
What was your single biggest takeaway from the program?
The multiplied impact that a principal can make with teachers, students, and in their community and beyond.
How much time per week did you spend on your studies?
Describe how having an online option made a degree more accessible for you.
With 3 children and my husband and I both in grad school with full time jobs, the online option is the only option that would work for my family and myself.
What was one of the biggest challenges during the program, and how did you overcome it?
I would have to say the biggest challenge was time. By organizing my studies into the chunks of time that I did have and working when I planned to work on my studies, I was able to overcome this challenge.
Why did you choose to earn your advanced degree from Lamar University?
The online course and recommendations of friends was the reason I chose Lamar.
What advice would you give to a prospective student who is considering this program?
Don't wait. Get started right away. There are so many opportunities waiting for you and so much growth that will occur for you. In the end, I wish I would have done it sooner, but I don't regret a minute of it.
What helped you get through the program the most? What helped you make it to the finish line?
The support of my family and especially my husband, who is also an administrator, helped me make it through.
Describe your family's thoughts and feelings about you earning your degree.
My family is very proud and we all know I am right where I need to be.
If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
The only thing I would do differently is starting sooner.