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Jackie Miller


Principal, Chief Academic Officer

Jackie brings a decade of educational leadership in Chicago independent schools. Prior to Bennett Day, she served as Principal of the 4th-8th Grade campus at the Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW) before becoming the school’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction for their entire K-8th Grade program. During her leadership tenure at FXW, Jackie led a successful rollout of a new math curriculum with a philosophy rooted in growth mindset and content designed around the Singapore model of teaching through problem-solving. She has led school-wide professional development initiatives around reflective instructional practices such as the use of the Japanese model of Lesson Study. Jackie is a S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) facilitator and has presented at conferences on fostering collaborative communities, shifting mathematical mindsets, and standards-based grading. She has served as a visiting evaluation team member for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) for schools completing their accreditation review process. Jackie sits on the SIBS Board at Misericordia Heart of Mercy. She started her career as a fourth-grade teacher and is passionate about collaborating with faculty and families to enhance the learning experience for every student. Jackie is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also holds a M.Ed. from Loyola University.