is a seasoned early childhood education leader with more than 25 years of comprehensive experience in the curriculum development and programing arena. As the Founder and Director of the Jamon Montessori Day School in Silver Spring, Maryland, Lisa serves as the visionary behind the only African American owned Montessori school in the Capital Region.
Through its diverse student body and international certified curriculum, she has lead the institution’s mission that has provided quality and affordable education since 1995. During that period more than 700 youth ages 3 to 8 representing over 60 countries have walked through Jamon’s doors to receive a high level of individual engagement, global enrichment and hands-on learning. In fact, over the last 15 years enrollment has grown 60%.
In addition to serving as the school’s founding Principal, Lisa has served in a scope of related positions covering the complete early childhood development cycle. Responsibilities also include operating the institution’s summer enrichment program that focused on Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (S.T.E.M.), Language Immmersion and the Arts. As part of her professional development, she was mentored by Montessori School Pioneer, the renowned, Dr. Evengaline Queen (the first trained Montessori teacher of African Descent). As an Educational Consultant, Lisa fulfilled a life-long aspiration by traveling abroad to provide consulting, teaching workshops and related training to the staff of the Academy of Human Development in Ghana, West Africa. She also serves as an early childhood accreditation specialist for the state of Maryland.
Throughout her distinguished career, beginning as the Assistant Director of College Admissions at Franklin & Marshal College and The George Washington University and later as a public kindergarten and preschool teacher where she helped to spearhead the development of bi-lingual enrichment programs for the Hispanic Community in the District of Columbia, Lisa has been about excellence.
A much sought after speaker whose accomplishments includes presenting at the Oxford University Roundtable of Early Childhood Education, Lisa Miller received a BA from Hampton University and her Masters of Education from Loyola College, along with her AMI Montessori certification from the Washington Montessori Institution.
Lisa has served in a number of advisory capacities across the philanthropic landscape with non-profit organizations that include The Lloyd D. Smith Foundation, W+wINgs Foundation, the Jamon Education Foundation and is the Women's Club of Chevy Chase. Ms. Miller currently resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland and is the proud parent of three children ages 25, 24 and 19.