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Pam Miller - 5th grade Reading Teacher

Education
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Art, and Literature 1981
Associative Arts Degree in Early Education 1983
K-6 Teacher Licensure 2003
 
Experience
Durango and Pagosa Springs Head Start Program 9 years as an aide and instructor
Home-Based Director : Educating parents to be “their children’s teachers” 5 years
In-home Daycare Provider 2 years
Director /Educational Instructor of Coyote Corner Preschool/ Parents participated in their children’s learning on-site to reduced their children’s attendance fees 2 years
Hired with Archuleta School District in 2001
An Aide in our Special Education Classroom for 2 years
Self-contained Classroom Educator for all subjects areas 3 years
Reading Interventionist/ Title 1 Reading for 5th-8th grade students/1 quarter of intervention annually for these students
5th Grade Reading Instructor for the 3rd consecutive year
16th year as an employee with our district.

Bio
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado (Yes I am a native!)

The “Traveling Bug” had bitten me at a VERY young age, and has been deeply rooted into my soul ever since! Aside from traveling the USA visiting “family and friends,” my family would travel to Mexico and camp on the beach with several other families annually during school spring breaks. Since then, I have had the amazing opportunities to travel to The Cayman Islands (twice), Australia (twice), Italy, Greece, Belgium, Germany, England, France,The Netherlands, Ireland, Wales, Switzerland, Austria, and Costa Rica. Many of these explorations have been experienced with local junior and high school students. Let the travels continue! I truly love the BEACH venues... coming from a “Colorado Native Perspective!” I love to walk, hike, swim, and explore our Global Community...which we ALL need to contribute to...personally, and in our classrooms!

Scott Miller (a Pagosa Springs Bus Driver for 11 years) and I have been married for 30 years and we have 3 amazing children with whom we spend much of our free time with!
A personal goal has been to reconnect with people I have met on these adventures and important friends and families from my past.