Ex-student joins Princeton school board

February 21, 2012 by  

The newest member to sit on the board for the Princeton Board of Education said he was eager to join so that children in the Princeton School District would enjoy the same experiences he had as a child.

Jeremy Miller, who grew up in Princeton and made his way through the school system until his graduation in 1995, was appointed to the board in January 2012, filling the seat of former board member Suzie Spain, who recently resigned.

“I participated in many activities when I was in school,” Miller said. “The reason I applied was to make sure kids have the same opportunities I had.”

Active in athletics during his school years, Miller says the excellent academics in the Princeton system served him well.

“The education I received in Princeton allowed me to be educated to where I could go on to a four-year college,” Miller said.

“I want to make sure everyone has that same opportunity.”

Miller said he is determined to be of service to students and families within the school district.

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An accountant, Miller works for Apollo Insurance in nearby St. Cloud. He is active in the community as chairman of Kinship Youth Mentoring of Princeton and as a participant on the finance committee.

Miller said his profession will provide him with a meaningful role in his new venture on the school board.

“With my accounting background, I know my way around cash flows and income statements. I also work in risk management,” Miller said, adding that he also has expertise in negotiations.

“It will all be helpful in keeping the school district safe — not just physically, but from a liability standpoint,” Miller said.