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Principal Steve Coyle and Assistant Principal Joshua Brown-Herrera
Principal Steve Coyle and Assistant Principal Joshua Brown-Herrera


Principal, Steve Coyle

Before Accepting the position of Principal at Miller Creek Middle School Steve Coyle served as a Teach and an Assistant Principal in the Cotati-Rohnert Park School District for three years. He served in both school site and central office roles. Prior to that, he spent fifteen years serving the students in the city of Philadelphia, PA, as a classroom teacher, department chair, middle school coordinator and two years as the Assistant Director of Quality & Accountability in the School District of Philadelphia’s Charter School oversight office. 

In 2012, Steve’s teaching methods were heavily featured in Alice Ginsberg’s book “Embracing Risk in Urban Education,” highlighting the Social Justice curriculum he designed for his classes over his seven years at a National Blue Ribbon K-8 School in Philadelphia that serves immigrant, refugee, and English Learner populations.

In 2019, Steve was recognized by the School District of Philadelphia's Board for his work in evaluating charter school proposals for equity and compliance. Steve was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps at age 17, and earned his B.A. in History from Worcester State University in 2001. Steve earned his M.Ed. from Temple University's Graduate School of Education in 2011, followed by his Principal Certification from the University’s Educational Leadership Program in 2015.


Josh is originally from Carson City, Nevada, but has spent the last 14 years living and working in Sonoma County.  He majored in Environmental Studies at Sonoma State University, where he also received his single subject science teaching credential. Josh recently finished a Master of Arts in Education program at the University of Massachusetts, with a specialization in teaching and learning.

Josh started his teaching career at Lawrence Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa, then moved to Lawrence Jones Middle School in Rohnert Park.  While working at Lawrence Jones Middle School, he served as a science department chair, PBIS facilitator (Positive Behavior Intervention System), Safe School Ambassadors leader, and worked with the Site Leadership Council. 

Josh is committed to building a positive, welcoming environment for students, staff, and members of the Miller Creek community. Josh sees the school environment as a community where student voices and actions matter, and as a place where students learn the value of being a well-informed citizen in a democratic society.