Lisa Miller is serving her first term representing District 7 for Polk County schools. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications/public relations from the University of South Florida and her Master’s in Public Administration from Barry University. She is a local business owner who spent time in advertising and public relations before she went into the classroom teaching various elementary grades. After her son Michael was born with a significant developmental delay, she began working to improve the lives of all children with disabilities.
Lisa was elected by her peers to Vice-Chair of the school board this year. She has served on the district’s Audit & Finance Committee and on the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition. She is currently serving as a board member for Polk Vision and the Polk Education Foundation. She works with county government on the Polk Transportation Planning Organization.
Lisa has chaired the Polk County ESE Advisory Committee and represented Polk County as a member of Florida’s State Advisory Committee on Exceptional Student Education with the Florida Department of Education. Her most recent gubernatorial appointment was to the Florida Developmental Disability Council in 2018.
Lisa worked with Mayor Wiggs and Mayor Mutz to form the Alliance on Accessibility and assisted the city of Lakeland in hiring its first full-time ADA coordinator.
Lisa is married to Bob, her husband of 22 years. They reside in North Lakeland with their two children.