Jean Miller Bio

I was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in June of 1943. Growing up, I attended the local schools and graduated from Lowell high school in 1961. I remained at home for two years and worked locally at Honeywell and Raytheon electronic plants. I moved to NYC in 1963 and lived with my aunt in Harlem. While living with her, I attended CCNY (City College of NY) during the day and worked for the post office (inquiry window) in the evenings. This was my schedule for two years until I met my husband Dale Miller in 1965. I continued to work in the post office until we married in 1967. I then settled down and raised six children in Harlem.

During those early years while raising my children, I met Dr. Glory Van Scott who hired me as her administrative director of Dr. Glory’s Youth Theater—a performing arts program she founded for young people interested in receiving training in theater arts. I am still involved as the administrative director in this amazing program. I returned to the workforce in 1988 when I was hired by the NYC Department of Education. I was the office manager for the Manhattan regional coordinator in the school food service division for 12 years. In 2000 I resigned from the NYC DOE and joined my daughter in running her security company (Jade to the Max) in Harlem. I managed the office for two years until I retired in 2002.

I am presently an active member of the Harlem Honeys & Bears Senior Synchronized Swim Team. I still compete and win medals on state and local levels and enjoy performing water ballets with the team.