Meet your teacher: Heather Miller


Name: Heather Miller

Grade/Subject at what school: Second grade, Monon Trail Elementary School

Number of years teaching: 10

Background/Schooling (college & high school): Jimtown High School, Elkhart; B.A. Elementary Education, Anderson University, Anderson, Ind.; M.Ed. Curriculum, Anderson University.

Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I wanted to help kids discover what they are capable of accomplishing.

What goals do you have for your students? My goal for my students is that they will recognize their potential. I want them to be able to identify their gifts so that they can look ahead to their future with hope and purpose.

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? Read with your child, and enjoy these moments with them. As a parent, life is very busy. If we can slow down and make reading with our children a special time of day, we will foster the love of learning in them. This will also open up conversations with our children about life, and this is very important. Parents are a child’s teacher for life.

What is your favorite movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Who is your favorite musician or band? Lifehouse

What’s something your students might not know about you? I just finished my first marathon on Nov. 3.