Dr. Catherine Miller is a researcher and teacher focused on the early literacy needs of minority and low-income children. Her work in Head Start began in the Oakland School District where she coordinated an Early Reading First grant. She is currently an Associate in learning resource design and development at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where she translates the Foundations work in quality improvement into a curriculum used within and outside of the foundation.
Dr. Miller previously held an assistant professorship in the child development department at the University of Vermont, where she worked on several national and local literacy projects and taught early childhood education students how to approach literacy instruction, especially for children who depend upon schools to learn to read. She has worked as a curriculum designer, an educational evaluator for literacy projects and in PK-8 classrooms as a literacy coach for over 25 years.
Dr. Miller earned her Ph. D. in cognitive development and early literacy from the University of California, Berkeley.