Machel Mills-Miles is vice president, standards implementation & outreach at Learning Forward. She advances the conceptualization and development of tools and resources to support the use of revised Standards for Professional Learning. Mills-Miles formerly served as senior learning strategist at BloomBoard, facilitating the use of micro-credentials to support professional learning plans in district, state, and regional contexts. Previously, she worked at the Tennessee Department of Education to lead a statewide pilot for micro-credentials and playing a key role in Tennessee’s Diversity Innovation Grant, Human Capital Network, Teacher Leader Network, New Teacher Induction Framework, and Professional Learning Systems Framework. She worked in Metro Nashville Public Schools as a lead coach for literacy, helping to support more than 120 coaches districtwide, and earlier as instructional/literacy coach in direct support of teachers. She began her education career as an English Language Arts teacher. Mills-Miles holds degrees in cognitive science from Northwestern University and teaching and learning in urban schools from Vanderbilt University. Mills-Miles maintains peace and balance by connecting with family and nature.