Following a three-year engineering career, Kristen Miller spent 13 years in education teaching predominantly high school mathematics, AVID and Career Technical Education, and serving as a middle school Vice Principal in Northern California. Seeing a huge need for high quality social and emotional interventions, systems and supports, Miller created a youth empowerment organization, With Heart Project (WHP), to work alongside schools and districts promoting Social-Emotional Wellness (SEL), Restorative Practices (RP), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her inaugural year, she partnered with a high poverty middle school in Northern California to create and implement practices, processes, and procedures to decrease student suspension rates and increase academic achievement. Her results were remarkable. Her efforts yielded a 79% growth in Common Core Mathematics achievement, as well as reduction in discipline and attendance infractions, increase in GPA, and increase in math and reading grade levels among at-risk students.
Tough love :) I believe students need high expectations, firm boundaries, and genuine care for their success. My classroom management style incorporates elements of SEL, RP, TIP, and PBIS. I have seen these practices transform the most challenging students, and have used these practices on a daily basis to encourage students to achieve their best! For more information on how to be an EMPOWERED educator, please visit: https://withheartproject.teachable.com/p/empower-training
Teacher of the Year, 2009 Rotary Interact Club Advisor, 2011-2013 Leadership Team, 2015-2017
EdD Organizational Leadership - Brandman University MS Educational Leadership - National University BA Economics - University of California, Santa Cruz BA Civil Engineering - University of California, Berkeley Teaching Credential - Chapman University
For extensive Algebra 2 online lessons, notes, etc., and to get ideas of how to "flip your classroom," and have students take notes at home, then do work/activities/projects in class, please visit my teacher YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/mrsmillermath77