Kansas Master Teacher Award Program
Math Coach & Eighth Grade Teacher
Junction City Middle School
USD 475, Junction City
“Throughout my career, very few things have been more satisfying than witnessing the moment a student’s brain locks around a difficult mathematics concept,” said Mrs. Angela “Angie” Miller. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she has often witnessed these moments once she gets students over “math phobia.”
In 2004, Mrs. Miller received the US Department of Education’s American Star of Teaching. This annual award is given to one teacher in each state who successfully uses creative teaching methods and increases student achievement. As one colleague said, “Her value…lies in her naturally helping spirit and her nonjudgmental approach to empowering learners of any age.”
“(Superheroes are) always taking time out of their lives to help other people. People don’t even know,” said a former student. “I see Mrs. Miller as a superhero.”
Mrs. Miller has taught math at Junction City Middle School since 2003. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University.