College of Education and Allied Professions
School of Teaching and Learning
Monica Miller has worked to educate young minds since 1996. She earned both an B.S.Ed. in secondary Science Education and and an M.A.Ed. with concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Carolina University (WCU). A few of her accomplishments include earning her National Board Teacher Certification in teaching Early Adolescence Science, mentoring National Board teacher candidates at the county level and during North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) seminars, leader of professional development workshops, and assessor of initial licensure teacher portfolios for North Carolina beginning teachers. Monica was nominated for the WCU College of Education and Allied Professions Taft B. Botner Award and has been presented with the Over and Beyond, Outstanding Field Supervisor, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers awards. She worked as a middle and high school science teacher before beginning work as a faculty member of WCU's School of Teaching and Learning in the Office of Field Experiences where she has served as an instructor, early field placement coordinator and lead field supervisor. Monica strives to challenge students to become life long learners and problem solvers in hopes of unleashing their true potential to be the best they can be in life.
I have greatly enjoyed the teaching opportunities I have had and look forward to continuing working with and sharing my knowledge and experiences with students. I have been fortunate to work with students from middle school to university age. As a middle and high school science teacher I love challenging students to use their minds to think critically and problem solve. As a university instructor I work to engage pre-service teachers to gain an understanding of their own educational philosophy and develop an understanding of how students learn and how they as future educators can grow to engage students in learning that considers each individual's uniqueness.