Resume of Derek Miller
Derek Miller
Derek Miller


Contact Information

Email Address:
Work Phone: 630 553-4380 x238

Summary of Qualifications


Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction 2013 - Present
    Specialization in Curriculum Leadership
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Administrative Endorsement Program
2011 - 2013
    Type 75 Administrative Certificate
    Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois

Masters of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education Certification Program 2004 - 2005
    Certification in Computer Science and Mathematics
    Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois

Bachelor of Science Degree 1999 - 2003
    Degree in Statistics and Computer Science
    University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois

High School Diploma 1995 - 1999
    Member of National Honor Society
    Lake Park High School, Roselle, Illinois

Teaching Experience

District Webmaster August 2011 - Present
    Yorkville Community Unit School District #115, Yorkville, Illinois
    Helped create, launch, and maintain a new website for the Yorkville School District. Developed training for teachers and administrators on the new system and currently work to maintain the website and develop web applications for district use. Have already developed a database for the Read Every Day program at the high school, a voting application for homecoming, prom, and student council, and a web page template for the math department at the high school.

Computer Science Teacher August 2006 - Present
    Yorkville High School, Yorkville, Illinois
    Currently teaching or have taught a wide variety of computer courses including Computer Concepts, Advanced Computer Concepts, Web Design, Web Design II, Computer Programming I and II, and AP Computer Science. Developed the curriculum for all of these courses.

Math Teacher January 2006 - June 2006
    Evergreen Park High School, Evergreen Park, Illinois
    Taught Algebra B, Geometry B, and Intermediate Geometry on the block schedule. Algebra B and Geometry B were below-level math courses.

Student Teacher August 2005 - December 2005
    South Elgin High School, South Elgin, Illinois
    Taught two Honors Geometry courses and two Algebra 1.5 courses. Algebra courses were similar to block scheduling in that students had more time in math than they would in a normal Algebra classroom.

Methods Practicum January 2005 - March 2005
    Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, Illinois
    Worked with Honors Algebra I, Academic Algebra, and Algebra II classes. Taught a total of three lessons to Algebra II and Honors Algebra I classes. Also observed Algebra I, Honors Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, Geometry, Visual BASIC, and AP Calculus BC classes.

One-on-One Aide January 2004 - June 2005
    Wilmette Junior High School, Wilmette, Illinois
    Worked with two students in 2004. One student with Asperger's Syndrome was included in most classes, while the other student who was lower-level was only included in one class. In 2005 worked with a student who was fully included with Asperger's Syndrome.

Camp Counselor/Camp Director June 2001 - July 2009
    Emagination Computer Camps, Lake Forest, IL and Rosemont, PA
    Taught a number of computer workshops including BASIC Programming, Digital Photography, PASCAL Programming, Perl Programming, Flash Animation, and Web Development over the summer for children ages 7 to 17. Was promoted to Recreation Director in 2003, Assistant Camp Director in 2004, and Camp Director in 2008. Worked on a number of curricula for the camp including Web Design, Advanced Web Design, Perl Programming, Flash Animation, Advanced Flash Animation, and Flash Games.

Reading Tutor January 2002 - May 2002
    Thomas Paine Elementary School, Urbana, Illinois
    Tutored a fourth-grade student in reading and occasionally helped him with other homework. While I was tutoring him the student was named student of the week, and improved his reading to grade-level.

Relevant Coursework

Fall 2015
ETR 590: Research and Assessment
Summer 2015
ETR 525: Qualitative Research in Education
ETT 592: Minecraft in Education
TLCI 737: Design of Instructional Models
Spring 2015
ETR 540: Survey Research Methods
ETT 590: Kodu Game Lab
Fall 2014
ETR 521: Educational Statistics I
Summer 2014
KNPE 583: Psychology of Coaching
TLCI 795: Seminar on Teacher Induction and Mentoring
Spring 2014
EPS 713: Advanced Educational Psychology
TLCI 708: Principles of Curriculum Theory
Fall 2013
TLCI 703: Design of Curriculum and Instruction

Fall 2012
EDU 665: School Law
EDU 666: School Finance
Summer 2012
EDU 660: School Administration
EDU 663: Curriculum Development & Evaluation
Spring 2012
EDU 608: Introduction to the Practicum
Fall 2011
EDU 661: Educational Leadership
EDU 664: School & Community Relations

Fall 2005
EDU 675: Student Teaching Internship
Spring 2005
EDU 572: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
EDU 575: Methods Practicum
EDU 582: Secondary Methods: Math and Science
Fall 2004
EDU 510: Classroom Dynamics
EDU 526: Advanced Educational Psychology: Human Development and Learning
EDU 530: Assessment and Approaches to Learning
Summer 2004
EDU 537: Adolescent Development and Learning
Spring 2004
EDU 520: Philosophical Foundations of Education

Fall 2003
CS 373: Combinatorial Algorithms
Spring 2003
STAT 320: Applied Statistics
STAT 328: Statistical Computing
Fall 2002
CS 210: Ethics in Computer Science
CS 257: Numerical Methods
CS 311: Database Systems
CS 321: Programming Languages and Compilers
Spring 2002
C&I 160: Serving Children
CS 232: Computer Architecture II
STAT 311: Mathematical Statistics and Probability II
Fall 2001
CS 231: Computer Architecture I
STAT 310: Mathematical Statistics and Probability I
Spring 2001
CS 273: Introduction to Theoretical Computing
MATH 315: Linear Transformations and Matrices
Fall 2000
CS 225: Data Structures and Software Principles
MATH 247: Fundamental Mathematics
STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics
Summer 2000
MATH 242: Calculus of Several Variables
Spring 2000
CS 125: Introduction to Computer Science
CS 173: Discrete Mathematical Structures
MATH 130: Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
Fall 1999
CS 100: Freshman Orientation in Computer Science
MATH 120: Calculus and Analytical Geometry

Extra-Curricular Activities

Coaching and Committees
Head Cross Country Coach, Yorkville Middle School, 2008-Present
Assistant Track & Field Coach, Yorkville High School, 2011-Present
Leader of Designing a Classroom Webpage Cohort, 2008-2009
Member of School Improvement Committee, 2008-Present
Member of Commitment to Best Practice Team, 2008-2010
Member of Technology and Information Literacy SAC, 2011-Present
Member of Curriculum Coordinating Council, 2014-Present
Intramural Softball Captain
Intramural Basketball

4.0 GPA at Northern Illinois
High School
Cross Country Captain, Academic All-Conference
Track & Field Varsity Runner, Academic All-Conference
Math Team Member
Member of National Honor Society