EMS Principal

Keith Miller is a second-generation educator from Butte, Montana. Born and raised in The Mining City, he graduated from Butte High School in 1986. Keith received his Bachelor’s Degree from UM-Western in 1991, and he continued to add his Special Education endorsement and his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana. Keith’s thirty-year education career includes eight years as a Special Education Teacher in Cascade, Montana, and at East Middle School in Butte. Following in his father’s footsteps, Keith taught Social Studies at Butte High School for four years. In 2005, Keith was named as the Vice Principal at East Middle School, a position he held until 2018. In 2018, Keith was named the East Middle School Principal, and he continues to serve in that position today. During his tenure as a Vice Principal, Keith was an essential member of the administrative team that implemented the Olweus Anti-Bullying Prevention Program at East Middle School in 2007. The program’s impact on the culture of East Middle School can still be seen in the everyday operation of the school to this day and is a model for other schools. From the start of the campaign to secure the funding to the completion of the East Middle School renovation project, Keith has been fortunate enough to have a seat at the oversight table for the entire project. He guided the school through the renovation project as well as the Covid epidemic concurrently. In 2023, East Middle School was named as a National Unified Champion School by Special Olympics International and as an ESPN Honor Roll School in recognition of the school’s commitment to inclusion of all students in its school culture. Along his education journey, Keith also worked in the mental health field for the AWARE Group Homes in Butte for twenty years. In his spare time, Keith also serves as a District Administrator and the Montana State Director for Little League Baseball & Softball, Inc., a position he has held since 2005. Keith is the proud parent of his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Caitlin Stevens of Butte. He is also the proud Grandfather of his two most favorite people in the world, James and Shea Stevens, both age 4 and soon to be entering the Butte School District.