"I am very honored to receive this award, but it hasn't changed anything. I go about my day the same way I always have," Miller said "I love teaching. I love being in front of a group of students. I love getting to deal with all the things that interest me most on a day-to-day basis."
Miller is a 1997 graduate of Logan High School and obtained her bachelor’s degree in English Education and Oral Communications from Fairmont State College in 2002. She received her Master’s Degree in Humanities from Marshall University in 2009. During the summer of 2008, Miller had the opportunity to study Shakespeare in London, England thru a class from West Virginia State College.
Miller teaches AP Language and Literature and eleventh grade English. She is also chair of the English Department and continues her studies through AP seminars and workshops. She is also a member of the Coalfield Writers, the local chapter of the National Writing Project.
"I would make a horrible math teacher because I have no passion for it —or more because I have a passion against it," Miller said, "But I love literature and history and speech and theatre and writing and that's what I get to do all day long."
Miller was recognized on September 7, 2011, by the WV State Board of Education as the Logan County Teacher of the Year for 2012. She, and other county teachers of the year, was honored with a banquet at The Embassy Suites in Charleston. On October 24, the Logan County Board of Education recognized her at their LSIC meeting at Chapmanville High School.
Miller is the daughter of Bob and Donna Miller of Crooked Creek and the granddaughter of Marguerite McDonald of Crooked Creek, the late Wilson McDonald and David and Olivia Miller of North Olmstead, Ohio. She is active in her church, the Crooked Creek Church of Christ, and a member of the Civil War Reenactment Committee.
"In a time when we have so many people out of a job, I am grateful to not only have a job, but one that is fulfilling," Miller said. "Even if I move on to teach college someday, or to work in a museum or something, I cannot see myself ever getting away from the education profession."