Chip has been teaching technical education studies at the Middle School and High School levels since 1987. He began his teaching career in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, then some 9 years later opened a new High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, and later opened a new High School in Bend, Oregon.
His teaching locations and related professional travels have tracked his deep appreciation of the outdoors and curiosity of the world around us. As a 1994 NASA Flight Opportunities for Science Teacher Enrichment educator he was a guest observer on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. As a 2006 Lemelson – MIT InvenTeams educator, his students worked to invent a solar– electric charging system for extended range plug –in electric vehicles. More recently Miller as the representative for Park County School District #6, graduated from the Yellowstone Business Partnership – UnCommon Sense Program. – A Business and Institutional Sustainability study. He has maintained a long professional affiliation with the International Technology and Engineering Education Association, having served on the Board of Directors, served on the committee that crafted the National Standards for Technological Literacy, and has authored numerous publications for the profession.
Alternative energy and the inevitable arrival of peak oil, have always actively engaged Chip’s mind. From 2009 to 2011, along with his spouse, Peggy and two children Daniel and Katie, they built a solar heated home in the Diamond Basin area near Cody, Wyoming. They grow a large garden and enjoy fresh eggs. In addition to varied outdoor activities, his spare time is also occupied crafting 3D carved wood art and furniture through his business DaKantie Studios and Design, with works displayed in Cody and Jackson, WY. and Red Lodge, MT.
Miller maintains two Bachelors Degrees from the University of Wyoming, a Masters Degree in Technology Education from Montana State University, and completed professional studies in Educational Administration at Lewis and Clark College near Portland, Oregon. He currently teaches Power and Energy Technology, and Project Based Technology classes at Cody High School where he also coaches Alpine Ski Racing.
Role in BANR: Lead Teacher