Hello! I’m Amy Miller, a current 5th/6th grade teacher in Shorewood. My partner teacher and I have 53 students this year. Short-term my professional goals are related to time management. I want to be able to give my students and their families the attention and support they deserve while also focusing on my coursework at UWM.
With my eventual graduate degree my goals will be to apply what I’ve learned to my craft. (I expect to retire from the classroom, I’ve no interest in being an administrator.) When I think back on who I was when I started teaching 10-years ago I was unaware of all I didn’t know as an educator. Each year my metacognition has grown and nothing I’ve done from year to year has been the same. Change is the only constant in public education, that was something I quickly learned. Being open to continually seeing and embracing the opportunities that change provides is my overarching goal.
I am particularly passionate about providing my students with high quality books in our classroom library. Knowing what I do about the power of literature to reflect students’ lives while also teaching life lessons, I love this website to ensure our titles are diverse: http://weneeddiversebooks.org/where-to-find-diverse-books/