Jody Miller Excited to Serve on Berkshire BOE – Geauga Maple Leaf

Jody Miller, recently appointed to the Berkshire Schools Board of Education, has a long history in the community and a passion to be part of creating the district’s new all-grade school.
Jody Miller, recently appointed to the Berkshire Schools Board of Education, has a long history in the community and a passion to be part of creating the district’s new all-grade school.
“I’m grateful to be on the board. It’s an exciting time for Berkshire Schools,” she said during a recent phone interview.
A Berkshire graduate, Miller, 39, chaired the Berkshire Levy Committee in 2018. The campaign led to a strong victory for the levy, which will allow the district to cover roughly half the cost of the structure now in the planning stages.
Miller is also owner and president of Firstpath Consulting LLC, which she started in 2010 after 14 years with Pulte Homes of Ohio in human resources, according to her resume.
She describes herself as a “results-driven human resources professional with broad experience in all areas of human resources management with emphasis on recruitment, career development and culture building.”
2019 has been a banner year for Miller and her husband, Jarred Miller, who was appointed to a seat on the Burton Township Board of Trustees.

He is filling the position formerly held by Jim Dvorak, who became a Geauga County commissioner in January. Miller is filling the school board position vacated by Robin Stanley.
The Millers have four children between the ages of 11 and 5 in Berkshire Schools. They are old enough where Miller said she has the freedom to expand her horizons.
Miller said she was involved for several years with the Berkshire Athletic Boosters and the Berkshire Educational Foundation, and felt becoming a school board member was the “next logical step” in her support of the district.
“I’ve been thinking about this for a few years and my family can handle my commitment,” she said.
Berkshire Superintendent John Stoddard said the administration is enthusiastic about Miller joining the board
“She is a very collaborative leader, who has been an integral member of the PRIME committee and wants to help make Berkshire a premier school district,” Stoddard said.
Miller is also a volunteer youth coach for the Berkshire Recreation Association and a children’s church teacher for the New Testament Baptist Church.
Since 2017, Miller has been a guest presenter with Geauga Growth Partnership, which has been a key supporter in the effort to build a school for Berkshire students.
She was chosen to fill the board of education seat out of eight applicants and sworn in on Feb. 11.
“I’m excited to be part of a group that has the kids’ best interest at heart,” Miller said.



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