Patrick Miller is a native of Amarillo who serves as an educator. He was elected at age 25 to a 6-year term on the Amarillo College Board of Regents in May 2015. While serving on the Board, Miller has collaboratively managed a budget of approximately $67 million and adopted polices which increased college accessibility, affordability and completion.
After graduating from Palo Duro High School in 2008, Miller, a first-generation college student, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-law studies from West Texas A&M University in 2012. He decided to forego law school and obtained his teaching certificate instead. In 2014, he earned a Master of Arts degree in teaching from WTAMU. Furthermore, Miller earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from West Texas A&M University in December 2020.
During his tenure at Travis Middle School, Miller served on several site-based committees, including the Site-Based Decision-Making Committee (SBDM). Miller was recognized as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year at Travis Middle School. After completing four years as a classroom educator, Miller was promoted to serve as the Curriculum Assessment Specialist at Whittier Elementary. While at Whittier Elementary, Miller has served in various roles including but not limited to the Site-Based Decision-Making Committee (SBDM).
Miller is the President-Elect of the Amarillo Branch NAACP (6151) and a distinguished member of the Omega Delta Phi Theta Chapter Alumni Association. His selfless devotion to the Amarillo community has been displayed through his active membership within The Loft Church, the Panhandle PBS Advisory Council, the Randall County Sheriff’s Office Advisory Board, and the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon Governing Board of Directors.
As a result of his leadership, Miller received the Influential Community Leadership Award from Pentecostal Temple Church in February 2017. In November 2018, Miller was the recipient of the Community Service Award from the Amarillo Branch NAACP (6151). In May 2019, Miller was recognized with at Top 2% Educator Award from Palo Duro High School.
In his spare time, Miller enjoys playing basketball, reading, and watching political documentaries. He is happily married to his high school “sweetheart,” Deana, and the two enjoy spoiling their Yorkshire Terrier named Lulu.