My name is Holly Miller:) I am very happy to serve as Valley's Reading Intervention teacher. I have been teaching in Frederick County for 29 years and enjoy watching young learners become readers and authors. I have taught as a classroom teacher in Pre- Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade, as well as served as an Intervention Teacher for 14 years prior to this placement. In the summer of 2018, I became a certified English to Speakers of Other Languages teacher as well. This summer, I had the opportunity to work in our Mobile Reading Clinic. It was an amazing opportunity to work with students during the summer break. Valley is an amazing environment for students and staff. My job allows me to work with many grade levels and touch base with many students throughout the day.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are in need of resources for your child. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intervention Notes from Ms. Miller
Welcome to a new school year! I am excited to be one of your child’s reading teachers this year. As the school’s Reading Intervention teacher, I am fortunate to be able to work with many students from many grades here at Valley. It is a very wonderful place to be!
Are we there? …No, not yet, but we will be!
For my first family note, I wanted to share with you a very magical work….yet. Many of us have experience the frustration that can come with learning something new to us. When we find ourselves struggling, we must find the perseverance to continue in the journey. This year, whenever I encounter the statement beginning in “I can’t”, I am going to encourage that the word “yet” be added to the end. Yet is an advent word which is full of hope and anticipation. When we add “yet” to our thinking, it helps to remind us that the time that we will master a new skill is indeed coming.
This year, your child will learn many new things. Some of those skills will come quickly, and others will take time. I hope you will join me in the use of the word “yet” when you find yourself helping a loved one in his/her journey of learning. The word yet can change a negative statement into a goal for future success.
Have a fantastic 2019-20 school year! Holly Miller