Aug 17 2019

New Principal Hire Announced

Categories: Staff Spotlight

Alexis Gwin-Miller will be the new principal of Crosstown High.

Alexis GwinMiller Headshot

Crosstown High is pleased to announce that we have selected Alexis Gwin-Miller to be the principal of Crosstown High. After our national search that produced many outstanding candidates, Mrs. Gwin-Miller established herself as our top choice in the interview process that included student, teacher, and administrative representation. She has a unique balance of experiences that make her a perfect fit for Crosstown High. She will begin her role officially on July 1, but has already been working with our staff this semester, and will continue building relationships with students and families throughout the spring and summer. Please see Mrs. Gwin-Miller’s Bio below and help us welcome her to the Crosstown team!

Alexis Gwin-Miller Bio:

Alexis Gwin-Miller is a change agent for education and an experienced leader with a proven commitment to educational equity and school development. She is a native Memphian and has a demonstrated history of working to improve student achievement with more than twenty plus years of experience in K-12 urban education.  She has held leadership roles in school, district, and state level administration with Shelby County Schools (legacy Memphis City Schools) and the TN Department of Education, primarily focusing on student achievement and teacher development.

Most recently Mrs. Gwin-Miller completed the New Schools Creation Fellowship with High Tech High in San Diego, CA, where she was embedded in an innovative, project-based learning network of schools. She was the only person selected from Tennessee for membership in the national pool of candidates. She collaborated with national partners such as EL Education, Big Picture Learning, and Stanford Design School on innovation and design for school reform. She also interacted with international leaders from Australia, Romania, UK, Israel, Denmark, China, and more.

The fellowship experiences helped her draft academic plans as a means to reimagine a high school in Memphis with a goal to tackle local inequities within the education landscape. She also completed fieldwork for creating and leading new schools that would use personalized learning, competency-based instruction, and advisory programs within a project-based learning environment. Alexis believes in Memphis and desires to see more innovation in education. She believes project-based learning is one way to promote education purposely designed for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Mrs. Gwin-Miller holds a B.S. in Mathematics from LeMoyne-Owen College, a M.S. in Educational Leadership and a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from Christian Brothers University, as well as a M.A. in Education with a concentration in New School Creation from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Her Administrative and Superintendent Licensure is with the state of Tennessee and she is currently completing doctoral studies. Her passion is to shape learning environments that are transformational and authentic.