Meet your teacher: Jessica Miller

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Grade/subject at what school: Instructional coach, Washington Woods Elementary

Number of years teaching: 10

Background/Schooling (college & high school):

Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, Ohio
B.S. Early/Middle Childhood Education, Butler University

Why did you become a teacher? “I was inspired to become a teacher because I want to be a part of providing our students with an environment that encourages student empowerment. As a teacher, I want my students to know they are important, valued and capable of leadership. I want to provide our students with experiences that support them in being leaders of their learning and leaders of their life.”

What goals do you have for your students? “My goal for our students is that they are passionate. I want our students to begin developing interests that they will continue to explore as they grow. I want them to know that their interests, passions and goals are meaningful and important.”

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? “I encourage parents to read to their children and play with their children. Children learn so much from their parents and I hope that they model a love of reading, learning and play.”

Name your favorite movie. “‘The Emperor’s New Groove.’”

Name your favorite musician or band. “OAR.”

What’s something your students might not know about you? “One thing that my students might not know about me is that winter is my favorite season. I love getting bundled up in scarves, hats and mittens before going outside in the falling snow. If I could travel anywhere I wanted, I would go to a place where it is always cold and snowy.”

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