Inside SUA: Mark Miller

Mark Miller
Director of Technology

How long have you been a part of the SUA community?
I am in my eighth year at St. Ursula Academy.

What is your position/affiliation to SUA?
In July 2014 I was hired in Technology Support and during this time I also taught Computer Programming to high school students and Coding to Junior Academy students. In July of 2017, I became the Director of Technology for St. Ursula.

What are you most proud of being affiliated with SUA?
When I think of St. Ursula two words come to mind: community and support. St. Ursula isn't just an educational environment, but a community from the students to the faculty to the parents all working together for the best of each other. The community works together to provide spiritual and emotional growth along with a quality education. Support plays an integral role in the St. Ursula community from teachers supporting students beyond the classroom to students supporting each other. Support is one of the bonds that holds the community together.

What SUA Core Value is most meaningful to you, and why?
It is difficult to pick only one Core Value as I view them all as interconnected. As the Director of Technology, recent events have shown me how Openness to Change is truly prevalent in the students, faculty, and administration at St. Ursula. In the Spring of 2020 when Covid-19 forced St. Ursula to quickly transition to remote learning both students and faculty took a positive approach to making the best of an unknown situation during a challenging time. Again, as school was to resume in the Fall of 2020, Covid-19 prevented all students from attending in-person classes, so administration worked tirelessly to develop the best learning environment to address the challenges presented by Covid-19. Again, the students and faculty learned to use new technology to a continuity of the same quality of education expected for and by St. Ursula students.

How he has impacted students:
“Mr. Miller really encouraged my passion for programming. I took a programming class he taught in middle school, which I found very interesting and learned a lot from. Once, in high school, I was working on a personal programming project, and I had an issue I was struggling to fix. Mr. Miller took time out of his day to help me solve the problem, and it wasn't even school-related! He is a great fixture in the school, and I am so thankful for his help and willingness to share his knowledge.” - Abby Amonett '20

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