Sean Miller is a Norfolk, Virginia native who is an award-winning Educator, Artist, and Marketer. Sean is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University. He received his Master of Education in Special Education from Regent University, Master of Arts in African-American Religious Studies from Howard University, and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Design from Old Dominion University. Sean currently serves as a History and Social Studies Department Chair and Teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. He has served as an Equity Lead and currently as an African American History and Culture for Educators instructor. Sean was recruited by his school district to conduct social studies curriculum audits in the areas of cultural responsiveness and antiracism.
In May 2020, Sean published "The Bible in Black Coloring Book" for children and adults. With more than 900 copies already sold, The Bible in Black is illustrated from a Black and Brown perspective. It highlights and depicts characters of the bible in great detail through visual imagery. Sean’s artwork has been displayed at venues including the Riverview Gallery, Crispus Attucks Theatre, and the Old Dominion University African American Cultural Center. A member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated since 2002, he has served as the President of the Omicron Iota chapter and the Director of Education for the Omicron Zeta Sigma alumni chapter. Sean is also a Youth Minister and former high school basketball coach.
Sean is known in the Hip-Hop/Rap community as seanISrael, having performed around the country and opened for renowned music artists including Kurtis Blow, John P. Kee, and Canton Jones. In October of 2014, he performed a Hip-Hop inspired rendition of “The Creation” in the Howard University theatrical production “God’s Trombones Revisited,” an adaptation of James Weldon Johnson’s “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse.” In February of 2020, Sean served as a writer and narrator for “An Ode to Hip-Hop” sponsored by the Prince George’s County Chapter of Jack and Jill.
Certifications and Training: Endorsements in English, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Virginia Department of Education); Race, Equity, and Leadership (Harvard Graduate School of Education); Emerging Teacher Leader Cohort (Fairfax County Public Schools); Urban Superintendents Academy Cohort (AASA)
Educational Leadership: Colleague Teacher Mentor; Cultural Responsiveness and Proficiency Cohort Facilitator; FCPS African American Studies Curriculum Development Team Member; Emerging Teacher Leader Cohort Participant; The Culture Student Club Sponsor; Superintendent Teacher Advisory Council Member; School Improvement and Innovation (SIIP) Committee Member; National Junior Honor Society Faculty Council Member
Awards: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching Award, Virginia Council for the Social Studies, 2023; Brother of the Year, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. - Omicron Zeta Sigma Chapter, 2022; Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year, George Washington's Mount Vernon, 2021; Alumni Excellence in Education Award, Howard University, 2019; Major Pride Award for Excellence, Mount Vernon High School, 2015; Howard University Religious Studies Award for highest GPA, 2014; Golden Mirror Award of Merit for plastic card design, Credit Union Executives Society, 2008; Outstanding Student Leader Award, Old Dominion University Student Services, 2003.