Welcome to a classroom where every child is worth the BEST!Teacher Name: Dr. Kimberly MilesSchool Email Address: email@example.comSeventh GradeFollow me on Twitter: @milesk31Hello, I'm Dr. Kimberly Miles
I was born in South Carolina and currently live in Georgia. I graduated Cum Laude from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina; where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and later went on to earn a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Portland as well as, an Ed.S from Northcentral University. I am currently pursuing an Ed.D. and hold an endorsement in Gifted Education as well as English to Speakers of Other Languages. In addition, I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service sorority, and Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.
I have twenty years of teaching multiple subjects and co-teaching experience at the elementary level, one year in a private school setting and fifteen years public. I have also worked at the early childhood and secondary level as a small group instructor at the local pediatric counseling center. I have a wealth of practical knowledge regarding classroom practices.
My husband is a funeral director and embalmer in Macon, Georgia. We are athletes at our local CrossFit gym. We are also the proud parents of two sons, Lenwood III and Ashton Nicolas.
I have led staff developments, worked with student teachers in the field, and participated in local in-service events. I continue to study and grow as an educator as I seek to learn effective ways to influence the learning community.
Henry County Schools Mission Statement
Ensuring Success for EACH Student
McDonough Middle School Mission Statement
McDonoungh Middle School is on an ambitious pursuit of becoming the fastest improving and highest achieving school in the metro-Atlanta region while priritzing and being known for learner connectivity and belief in learner capability.
My mission is to (a) spark an interest in learning (b) create a positive learning environment where ideas are welcomed, and (c) create opportunities for a real-world application that will lead to an in-depth understanding about the concepts introduced.
My Educational Philosophy
As a facilitator, I believe to truly ensure success for every learner is to help advance student knowledge in a manner that will have a positive impact on society. By using a variety of instructional strategies, methodologies, and resources, I believe all students can experience success. I believe that an effective educator provides developmental appropriate resources necessary for students to build their educational independence and make their own way in the world. They provide structure and encourage them to set high expectations for themselves. I am a facilitator who guides students to explore and make their own discoveries. I encourage academic and personal growth by motivating students to take ownership of their progress. I am a mentor who models what it means to have pride in one’s work. I model and display the work of others that exemplify the quality of work I expect. I create an engaging classroom, where we honor one another’s unique ideas, beliefs, and celebrating our successes. These beliefs will surely cultivate a lifelong love of learning.
As an effective educator, I not only foster the educational and moral development of my students but also make it a priority to foster the continued growth of their own learning. Through self-evaluations, professional development, and the pursuit of higher education, learning is a way to fine-tune one’s craft and stay current on the latest trends in education. This will ensure that the learning community is enriched with a wealth of knowledge. In addition, this will ensure that all who enter your ream of academia will have another perspective that will ensure success and transform society.
My personal educational philosophy about teaching, learning, and leading provides the optimal opportunity for discovery, ownership, and success. This opportunity, whether it is in a brick and mortar or virtual learning community, will cultivate a love of learning within each student who will grow to be successful scholars that will transform society.