Maia Miller

Job Title


Maia has been working and teaching in the special education field for 20 years. During this time she has worked with students in all disability areas. Maia started, like many, as a para in a special education classroom. For 10 years Maia worked with middle school students teaching reading, writing, and social skills classes. She also taught in a center-based program for multiple years. For the past 7 years, Maia has worked as a Work-Based Learning Coordinator for high school students.

Started at Bethel



  • University of MN- Twin Cities - B.A. English Literature, 2005
  • Bethel University - M.A. Special Education (LD & E/BD), 2007
  • University of St. Thomas - Autism License, 2007
  • St. Cloud State University - Developmental/Cognitive Disorders License, 2009
  • Bethel University - Work-Based Learning License, 2016

Certificates and Licenses

Special Education Licenses:

  • SLD
  • E/BD
  • DCD
  • ASD
  • Work-Based Learning


For the past 7 years Maia has earned ENVoY certification for her behavior management practices in her classroom and is a certified ENVoY coach.

Hobbies and Interests

Maia has a love/hate relationship with running. She started running in college and hasn't stopped since. She has run 39 marathons in 12 different states. She has also run 4 ultra marathons- three 50k (31 miles) races and a 50 miler. Maia says she needs to stay active in order to keep up with her 2 young boys (12 and 9 years old).  She also loves to lift weights and watch her boys do what they love (play basketball, baseball and swim competitively).

Maia has a passion for social justice, loves a good book, swimming in the pool in the summer, walking her 2 dogs (Sadie- a weimaraner and Mae- a German Shorthair Point), and spending time with family and friends.

Maia and her husband attend Eagle Brook Church.


Teaching specialty

Maia has been teaching in the special education field for 17 years. During this time she has worked with students of all disability areas. For the majority of her teaching career she has taught reading and writing, but has also taught in center-based programs as well as social skills classes for students with autism. Most recently, Maia has been teaching employability skills to high school special education students.


"You make beautiful things out of us"- Gungor