Meet Antoinette Miranda


Antoinette Miranda, Ph.D., is a highly qualified and widely endorsed candidate for the Ohio State Board of Education’s 6th District and Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program in the Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University.

10-28-new-am-bio-pic-3She is a highly experienced educator, with six years of work in schools in New York, Kentucky and Ohio, and 28 years of graduate instruction at The Ohio State University.

With extensive field experience in school psychology, Dr. Miranda has provided training and consulting assistance to several central Ohio school districts on diversity, student achievement and intervening with at-risk students.

“Through my work with local schools, educators, administrators and teachers-in-training, I have tried to make sure all students have the opportunity to attend quality schools with highly trained teachers and support staff,” she said.

“Now I want to take my background in schools, college teaching and community work and bring it to the policy table. My personal goal is to represent the 6th district well. To do that, we need to make sure that all students have great opportunities, whether they are at-risk, have special needs or abilities, or come from urban, suburban or rural areas of central Ohio.”

In 2014, Dr. Miranda became the first recipient of the William H. and Laceryjette V. Casto Professorship in Interprofessional Education.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Cincinnati, where she also earned her masters and doctorate in school psychology. A longtime Columbus resident, she is a graduate of Bishop Ready High School.

Dr. Miranda focuses her research and education practice on developing effective interventions with at-risk children in urban settings, working with teachers and psychologists in urban schools, and the development of racial identity and its relationship to academic achievement.

Professional and Academic

  • Past president, Ohio School Psychology Association
  • Past president, Trainers of School Psychologists
  • Past secretary, Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs
  • 2014 recipient of the Trainer of the Year Award of the Trainers of School Psychologists
  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Ohio State University
  • Clyde V. Bartlett Distinguished Service Award, Ohio School Psychology Association
  • Numerous scholarly articles and presentations.


Dr. Miranda lives in Columbus with her husband, James Miranda, a graduate of New York City public schools, works as a business management and marketing teacher and coaches basketball and football at Eastmoor Academy High School in Columbus.



Antoinette’s husband, James Miranda, is a well known football and basketball coach at Eastmoor Academy.













Antoinette and James Miranda have two children, Michelle, a graduate student at The Ohio State University, and Jimmy, who attends Columbus State University. Both attended Columbus City Schools.



Antoinette, James, Michelle and Jimmy Miranda



Jimmy and Michelle Miranda