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Ms. Alice M. Miller

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Director of Knowledge Management

California Charter Schools Association
250 E. 1St Street, Ste. 1000 Suite 910
Los Angeles, California 90012
United States

Company Description: The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 912 charter public schools and more than 365,000 students in the...   more
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • BA
    University of California
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CCSA Staff
www.calcharters.org, 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
Alice Miller
Director, Knowledge Management 916-448-0995, ext 407 amiller@calcharters.org Alice provides charter school leaders with information and training on all charter school issues, including finance, board governance, petition writing, curriculum and facilities.
The Miller Institute - Board Members
www.learningtech.org, 7 Oct 2013 [cached]
Alice M. Miller, Secretary of the Corporation and Chief Financial Officer
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Alice Miller
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In addition to her role as Chief Financial Officer for The Miller Institute, Alice is the Director of Knowledge Management for the California Charter Schools Association, where she provides charter school leaders with information and training on all charter school issues, including finance, board governance, petition writing, curriculum and facilities.
Alice was a co-founder of California's first charter school, the San Carlos Charter Learning Center and founded two other charter high schools, Aurora High School and San Carlos High School. Alice worked for the California Network of Educational Charters in various roles from 1996-2003, including serving as CANEC's Bay Area Region Coordinator. During her tenure as the administrator and CFO for Aurora High School, Alice led the successful effort against a California district's first challenge to Prop 39 facilities. Alice's other main interest is technology, and she has been the technology coordinator for several schools and school districts.
Got a question? Ask the Knowledge Management Team!
www.calcharters.org, 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
"Our job is to provide member schools with rapid, accurate information," explained Alice Miller, director, Knowledge Management. "We provide answers to questions, issues, and concerns spanning a complete range of charter school topics, and offer direct support for highly targeted compliance issues on a consultation basis."
Members, email helpdesk@calcharters.org and CCSA's Knowledge Management Team, comprised of Miller and Technical Assistance Manager Carlyn Obringer, will point you to the resources you need or answer your inquiry within a 24-hour turnaround.
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"We know school leaders are very busy people who aren't always able to make it to our in-person and online workshops, so we also have a wealth of online resources," said Miller.
“Spirituality and depression are one ...
lubbockonline.com, 2 Dec 2013 [cached]
“Spirituality and depression are one journey†- Dr. Lisa Miller "Spirituality and depression are one journey" - Dr. Lisa Miller | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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"Spirituality and depression are one journey" - Dr. Lisa Miller
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One of the speakers, Lisa Miller, PhD, presented her talk Spirituality Protects Against Recurrence of Depression: Science at Multiple Levels of Analysis.
Dr. Miller is Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she founded and directs the Spirituality Mind Body Institute. She is also the Associate Editor of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality and Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice.
During her presentation, Miller shared that a ten-year study on religiosity and major depression revealed that despair was often correlated with spiritual awakening. She mentioned that those on spiritual quests sound very similar to those suffering with depression.
"Suffering," Miller said, "is a direct porthole to spiritual awakening. Spirituality and depression are essentially one journey. And those who experience spiritual awakenings are ninety percent less likely to suffer depression again."
Dr. Miller spoke in Houston of the neuro-correlates of spirituality. She mentioned studies that showed how spirituality improved brain functions. She also shared that the brain patterns of study participants who had symptoms of depression showed similar activity between those given Prozac and those utilizing forms of spirituality.
Miller also explained that girls' outward signs of puberty grew in sync with their becoming more aware of the sacred. Spirituality and depression co-emerged.
Miller then asked conference attendees how they could help adolescents with developmental depression. And she answered for them, "We must support their spiritual emergence. Their quest must be taken seriously."
During the presentation, Dr. Miller explained that an adolescent's spirituality emerges first with close relationships.
Miller explained the importance of adolescents having a spiritual guide, someone to help them through the coming of age process. The child turns to a guide to form a map, the meaning of life.
Whether the guide is a parent or not, the crucial element in this help is love. Miller shared, "The taste of love is more powerful than anything said. Encouragement, not measurement; love instead of judgment is needed."
Again, Miller told attendees that an adolescent's spirituality emerges first with a close relationship. These relationships may be formed with another person, with nature, or directly with their Deity.
I have always felt that children yearn for a close relationship with the divine. They do so because they are, first and foremost, spiritual beings. And the divine source of love reveals itself to each child in ways that the child can feel and understand.
Dr. Miller provided several case-study writings by adolescents.
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Dr. Miller's presentation prompted me to ask myself, "Why do those on spiritual quests sound similar to those suffering with depression?"
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Dr. Lisa Miller
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"Spirituality and depression are one journey" - Dr. Lisa Miller
The Taunton Gazette - National News
www.tauntongazette.com, 1 May 2005 [cached]
"Evidence from India, Thailand and Cambodia shows that these restrictions have already undermined promising interventions," said Alice Miller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health at Columbia University.
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