Staley Upper Elementary School Principal Karen Miller has been named Administrator of the Year by the Madison-Oneida BOCES School Library System, receiving the award at the library system’s 27th annual meeting Thursday.
The system promotes the sharing of materials among participating school libraries, and with public and academic libraries. It also provides professional development opportunities for library media specialists.
Miller was nominated for the award by Staley librarian Cathy Woodruff, who cited Miller’s "strong commitment to the library." She said Miller "exemplifies what I call being a ‘librarian’s principal,’" noting that Miller has "made it clear that it was her desire to have a vibrant, involved and progressive library program in her building." Woodruff observed, "to make our school better we all have to work together and the library is a viable force contributing to that goal." Miller is "always seeking out ways to facilitate my greatest goal, that of fostering teacher/librarian collaboration," Woodruff added.
Miller became Staley’s principal in July 2009, and previously was principal of Gansevoort Elementary School for seven years.