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Meet the ECAC Staff – Triahnna Miles

Meet the ECAC Staff - Triahnna Miles
Published: July 17, 2023

What brought you to ECAC and tell us about your current role?

As an adult with and a parent of two children with disabilities, I have been a voice for myself and my children, for over 15 years. As a special education teacher, I was a voice for those children and parents. I have always wanted to help others find their voice. I want to help parents and children with disabilities know and understand their rights.

Why do you love being a part of ECAC?

Acceptance, affirmation, and advocacy. ECAC has all three components and it makes for a supportive and flexible work environment.

What is the most memorable event you have attended with ECAC?

On my first day, I logged in to my email for the first time. I had over 10 individual welcome emails. It wasn't a "group" email thread that everyone responded to. It was individual emails from colleagues in the organization welcoming me and telling me how excited they were to be working with me, how much they looked forward to collaborating with me and how valuable I was. I cried, because I had not felt wanted/valued at a place of employment in quite some time.

What keeps you motivated and inspired?

The information I'm learning about special education law, civil rights, families who have experienced the injustices I have and the opportunity to help, reassure, guide, and educate them.


What is one piece of advice you would like to give to the parents you work with?

Don't give up!

Tell us more about your life outside of ECAC.

I am a wife of a disabled army veteran, mother of two, and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. I am formally a skater of Fayetteville Roller Derby, but I still love to skate. I love food, the arts, and reading!

One thing people may not know about me…

One thing people may not know about me is I am originally from Alaska. I miss the snow, the wonderful scenery, the aurora borealis, and the Turtle Club (best prime rib EVER)! I miss the connections and camaraderie I had with people.