Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

I am Jennifer Miller, your child’s teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. I am really excited about the upcoming school year! I would like to begin the year by telling you a little about myself.

This year will mark my 17th year teaching at Pioneer Elementary School.  Before I began teaching, I was a student myself at the University of Colorado at Denver. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in December of 2000. The two years previous to my teaching career, I was working on getting my Colorado Provisional Teaching License, which included completing my student teaching here at Pioneer in the fourth grade classroom on C-track during the 2001-2002 school year. I earned my license through the University of Colorado at Denver in May of 2002. In the spring of 2009, I earned my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics at the University of Colorado at Denver. Most recently, in the spring of 2016, I earned an endorsement on my teaching license in the area of Gifted and Talented education.

I am originally from Minnesota, but have lived in Colorado for over 30 years now. I enjoy participating in sports, including softball and volleyball. During the warmer months, I love camping, riding our ATVs, and watching our kiddos play sports. My son plays competitive baseball for an organization here in Parker, and my daughter plays softball. In the colder months, I love spending time in the beautiful mountains. I also enjoy reading, scrapbooking

and spending time with my younger sister, Makayla. My family is a very important part of my life. I have an 13-year-old son, Zechariah Keith, who will be in 8th grade this year at Cimarron Middle School. In addition, I have a daughter, Rebekah Lynne, who will be 10 years old in September. She will be in 5th grade this year here at Pioneer as well.  In August, I will be celebrating my 15th wedding anniversary with my husband, Chuck. Your children will get the opportunity to hear all about the adventures we have with our two, very busy, children!

As an educator, it is my job to meet the individual needs of each of my students. I am dedicated and committed to giving everything I can to my students. I want to ensure the success of all the students in my classroom by providing differentiated instruction and making accommodations and modifications whenever necessary. I want to help your child learn in any way possible, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My teaching philosophy is based around the saying, “Fairness is not everyone getting the same thing. Fairness is everyone getting what they need.” My instruction, independent practice, and feedback looks differently for each student because each student learns and responds differently.

This year promises to be an exciting year! Your child will be reading, writing, practicing math skills, and studying various science and social studies units throughout the year. I have many exciting learning opportunities planned, inside and outside the classroom.

During the first few weeks, we will learn rules and routines that will help keep our classroom running smoothly. We will also work to establish a community of learners within our classroom and build a strong rapport between myself and other classmates. This is a team effort, and our community will not be successful without the participation of each student.  I am so happy that you and your child are apart of this community. There is

so much to do! I can’t wait to get started!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by phone or through my email address, listed at the bottom of this page. You will receive the quickest response from me if you email me. It is much easier for me to check my email throughout the day, when I have a classroom full of students. If anything arises throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak with me or set up an appointment before, after school, or during my planning time. I want to keep the lines of communication open between us at all times.