Before coming to Heritage, Ms. Miller taught English in grades 9-12 at Smithtown High School in New York. She was happy to give away her snow shovel with her new move to Arizona.
Ms. Miller received her BA in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and Resort Management with a minor in English. She received her MEd in English/Professional and Secondary Education. She also studied British Literature at Brighton University in England for a summer and attended Stony Brook University in NY for a second Masters in School District and Building Leadership.
Ms. Miller loves teaching reading and writing. Her philosophy involves helping her students develop their critical thinking and life skills in addition to teaching content. She believes that communication is the key to success, productivity and peace, and that literature is a wonderful way for students to learn about and reflect on history, current events, their own beliefs, and how they fit into the environment around them. She has spent eight years advising a chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, a national organization that encourages students and communities to make positive decisions that advance their health and safety. She is excited to collaborate and share her experience with scholars, parents, and teachers at Heritage.
In her leisure time, Ms. Miller likes reading and writing; outdoor activities, like running and hiking; listening to live music; traveling often; and dabbling in the culinary world.