Helping to develop and drive new enrollment program and build community
Seven Peaks School is pleased to announce the return of Mimi Miller as full-time Admissions Director, focusing on the goal of increasing student enrollment, while also providing marketing support and community development.
Interim-Principal Kent Vallier helped attract Mrs. Miller back to SPS and explains why. “I’m delighted that Mimi is joining us again, bringing important skills to Seven Peaks. Not only does she understand what we offer and can form trusting relationships with new parents through the admissions process, but she also bolsters our school’s team with her enthusiasm and creative ideas,” says Vallier.
During their recent public meeting, the Seven Peaks Board of Directors addressed some of the goals and challenges facing the school, primarily around admissions. With a clear focus on the future, the board emphasized the importance of increasing student enrollment, especially in the Pre-K and early grades, which currently have openings. With local public schools overcrowded and not providing the same level of instruction, Seven Peaks is well positioned for families who want more.
“I’m returning to Seven Peaks because I believe it is an exceptional school. I’m excited to promote us as an independent school offering a well-rounded education within an engaging environment where each child is known,” says Mimi Miller. “Seven Peaks is full of outstanding educators and I want to help them succeed. I see great potential. And I look forward to welcoming new families to this community, building relationships and watching children thrive!”
As a familiar and welcome face for many on campus, Mrs. Miller worked at SPS from 2013-2016 and has remained connected with teachers and families. She understands what distinguishes Seven Peaks and knows how to communicate it.
“Seven Peaks prides itself on academic excellence, educating well-rounded students and providing a sense of belonging,” concludes Vallier. “Mimi has just the right way of highlighting each teacher’s skills and contributions. She’s supportive of our teachers’ efforts, includes them during the admissions process, has great attention to detail and is equally compassionate and supportive of children.”
About Mimi Miller.
Mimi’s professional background is in education, human resources development, training, team management, customer service and client relations.
She began as a fifth grade teacher at a private school for children with dyslexia in Atlanta, where she became a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor. She later became Director of Communication for eAttorney, Inc. where she managed a 15-person sales team. Thereafter, drawn back to education, Mimi was the founder and director of Timberlake Preschool in Redmond, Washington before moving to Bend in 2012. She managed all of the hiring, training, student admissions, marketing and business development at Timberlake and, under her leadership, the school reached its 4-year growth projection in 9 months.
Mimi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Georgia and attended graduate school in Seattle. She is passionate about continuing education, educational research, and communications. Above all, Mimi adores children and is excited to return to the Seven Peaks family. Mimi lives in Bend with her husband, Jim, and their two daughters, Alexis and Bridget.