Dear Families of Cherokee Trail Elementary,

At Cherokee Trail Elementary, our promise is to prepare our students to navigate and transfer their learning to solve real world problems. Through STEAM, we empower our students to understand themselves as learners, know their passions, and advocate within the global community.

We look forward to your active involvement and participation to make your child's experience memorable and complete. We welcome your questions and feedback.

Josh Miller, Principal

Show Enthusiasm | Commit to Persevere | Demonstrate Integrity | Be Courageous



My name is Josh Miller and I am the Principal of Cherokee Trail Elementary. Coming from a family of educators (my mother was a principal and grandfather was a superintendent), I feel as though education is in my blood. My true passion is students and watching them grow as learners. I began my college experience at Oregon State University but finished my degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a teaching certificate at Colorado State University. I spent most of my teaching career in Adams 12 District starting at Federal Heights Elementary serving highly impacted students, and then I had the opportunity to open a brand new school as a teacher at Silver Creek Elementary. It was there that I finished my Master’s degree and got my Administration certification from the University of Denver. I made the jump into administration back again in a highly impacted area at North Moore Elementary. After a year there, I decided to move south and joined Pine Lane Elementary as an assistant principal. I worked at Pine Lane for three years. During that time I learned a ton. I was fortunate enough to stay in the Chaparral feeder and take over as principal of Cherokee Trail in 2014, which is my dream job. I feel extremely lucky to be the Principal here at this school and be a part of this community.