of the parents, teachers, and students of Ben Milam Elementary in
“We just want him to stay principal because we really believe that he helps our kids, he does homework hunts, if the kids don't have pop tarts he makes sure they have them, he just goes above and beyond," said parent Miste Badger.
Students said Miller is always there for them when they need him.
“He protects us and takes care of us, and he solves problems and keeps us from making bad choices," said Tatiana Villa, a first grader at Milam.
Albert Gonzalez’s son is a third grader at Milam. He said Miller is an excellent principal and he’s worried his son won’t get the attention he needs to succeed if Miller is replaced.
"Mr. Perez received an award this afternoon here at this board meeting; I just don't know understand if he realizes that the award he received is because of people like Mr. Miller,” said Gonzalez.
Parents said it’s unclear why the school district is allegedly letting Miller go.
"All that we know is that he's contract is not really up. I don't know why they are trying to push him out. We hear that it's about him not being bilingual. But he's been in Milam 17 years, and hadn't been bilingual17 years," said Badger.
The district said tonight wasn’t an appropriate time to comment. They were having a positive meeting, after finding out several of the kids in the district improved their reading skills. Miller’s supporters said they are going to try to get on the agenda of a future board meeting. So they can speak, and try to get an explanation.
Miller thanked all his supporters for sticking by him.
“I appreciate it and I love everyone one of them," he said.