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About Mrs. Miller
I grew up in Illinois and taught for eleven years in a suburb of Chicago (Barrington, Illinois). After meeting my husband, we moved to Lancaster County and now have two girls. We reside in Lititz. I have worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher, and instructional facilitator. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Education from Valparaiso University. My Master's Degree is from University of Illinois (Chicago) Campus. When I moved to Pennsylvania, I added Reading Specialist certification to my Pennsylvania teaching certificate.
Teaching kids how to become great readers and writers is one of my favorite things to do and I am sure you will be "shocked" to learn that I really enjoy reading! This summer I read one of my all time favorite books, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. In addition, I am super excited about the book series titled, Miss Perigrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Reading about how to become a better teacher is something I enjoy doing as well. This is because I love learning new things and believe "the more I know, the more I have to learn."
My other interests include yoga, cooking and animals. I have two rescue cats, named Smokey and Sammy. Plus, I have a dog named Bono. Bono is a unique breed of dog called a Vizsla (pronounced VEESLA). My daughters are ages fifteen and twelve and are in ninth and sixth grade. Both of my daughters swim competitively and I enjoy going to their swim meets!
Frank Smith said that "neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety". One of my great joys in life is to think of ways to make learning fun, rigorous, and creative. I believe that the most important activity a student can do is to read daily, which is why I tell my students to read for homework each night. Renowned reading researcher Marie Clay stated. "...reading is a message-getting, problem solving activity which increases in power and flexibility the more it is practiced."
I look forward to working with you and your child and know it is going to be a great year! Please call or email if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 717-566-5310 or firstname.lastname@example.org .