The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved Coppell High School Band Director Gerry Miller as the district’s Coordinator of Fine Arts during their meeting Sept. 28
“For the past five years, I have seen firsthand Mr. Miller’s dedication to our student performers and the fine arts program at CHS, as well as his instilling a passion for instrumental music in our middle schools,” CISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt said. “He has elevated our high school band to achieve at the highest levels, while demonstrating a commitment to all of our fine arts’ disciplines.
In his new role, he will continue to help ensure the creativity of our students can flourish and thrive allowing them to demonstrate success in a variety of ways. I am excited to see the impact Mr. Miller’s leadership will have on our fine arts program in CISD, which will include helping to spearhead our future orchestra program.”
Miller begins his new duties on Oct. 1. For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, he will continue to serve as the CHS Band Director, in addition to his new duties. The hiring process for a new CHS Band Director will begin in the spring.
“It is my distinct honor to have been selected to serve as Coppell ISD’s Coordinator of Fine Arts,” Miller said. “The arts play a vital role in the well-rounded education of every child in CISD, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue to grow our already superb fine Arts programs into the very best for our staff and students.”
Miller joined CISD as the Coppell High School Director of Bands and the school’s Fine Arts Department Chair in 2016. Prior to joining CISD, Miller served as the founding Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Chair at Wakeland High School in Frisco ISD.
He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Loyola University New Orleans. He currently serves as an Area Band Chair for the Texas Music Educators Association, the Marching Band Vice President for the Texas Music Adjudicators Association and as a music judge for Drum Corps International.
Miller and his wife, Lori, live in Frisco. They have two sons, Gerry, who attends the University of North Texas, and Benjamin, who attends Griffin Middle School in Frisco ISD.