About Ms. Miller
Hi! My name is Juliann Miller, though most people call me Jules. I have been working in the ever-growing field of serving people having special needs since 2002. I’ve had incredible opportunities to work with people of every age and need, in every setting imaginable, from
birth to elderly to hospice.
I began my career in the medical field, and after spending time in a nursing program, and later switching gears and studying to be a special education teacher, I realized that my true purpose was in speech therapy. I felt that this could bridge the gap between the science and human body aspect that I enjoyed in the medical field, and the academic aspect that I enjoyed through teaching. I quickly found a program that suited my needs at Northern Arizona University and obtained my speech-language pathology assistant license.
Shortly after moving to Phoenix, in 2015, I was driving around trying to orient myself and learn how to get around in my new home city. As I cruised down 7th street, I noticed the AZACS sign and immediately knew I’d found my home. I raced home and looked them up online and was elated to learn that this was an elementary school designed for the sole purpose of helping those on the spectrum. I applied, interviewed, and was hired that day, as a para in the kindergarten classroom. I worked as a para in various classrooms for a little over a year, and in 2016 was hired by AZA United to continue providing services to AZACS as a contracted SLPA.
Each year as summer comes to an end, I am thrilled to return, knowing that the students I left 10 weeks earlier will be there, having grown in so many ways, ready to begin another year’s journey into their worlds, helping them learn effective communication techniques, and gain confidence and independence in their abilities.
When I’m not helping my little friends “use their words,” you can ALWAYS find me on my bicycle, racing around Phoenix, and, sometimes, racing around other states and countries!
Please feel free to say ‘hi’ when you see me, be it in the halls, or on my bike!