Nominated by parent, Janne Walker:
He has helped my son as well as other students adjust and mainstream into the regular flow of classes from the behavioral therapy classes. My son has excelled since starting 6th grade. I believe that having Mr. Miller as his main point of contact throughout the day, while still joining the regular mainstream students, has helped him to be able to practice the appropriate behaviors, but still gives him the time he needs to complete homework in his home-room setting. My son has been in BTC since kindergarten and I have prayed for the day he would no longer need the highly structured classroom. I think Mr. Miller helped guide him into being a more confident and responsible student. Now we are just dealing with a pre-teen boy instead of a behaviorally challenged student. Thank you Mr. Miller!
Congratulations Ed, from all of us at K103!
What inspired you to become an educator?
What inspired me were my former teachers. They gave me the help and guidance I needed to be where I'm at today. Being able to assist and guide students, in their growth is a fun thing to watch.
What do you like most about teaching?
The relationships you build with kids and watching them grow into young adults. Seeing the 'light' turn on when a student finally understands something or they that excitement they get when they earned a good grade on an assignment/test.
What has changed the most since you began your career in education?
The culture of the students, the involvement of so much technology and the way students are being graded/assessed.
What would you like parents to know about your job?
That we care about your children and most of us have kids of our own. So there are times where we are more like parents than teachers. We want and will do what’s best for them just like we would with our own.
Share a favorite story about your years in education.
Not sure I could think of just one, so many things happen. But working at a middle school and the high school does enable me see the growth of my students over a 5-6 year span, and to me, that's impressive.