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Friday, May 31, 2019

Teacher of the Month: Kevin Miller!

Whether he is standing tall on the sidelines of a Columbia Golden Eagles girl’s softball game, or working with the CCHS Leadership class on the Hope Run, Kevin Miller is a positive, amazing teacher and coach.  For the past 33 years his positive impact at Columbia Central has made a difference in the lives of our students as they learn today to become leaders tomorrow.

Kevin Miller has been selected as Teacher of the Month due to his involvement in Columbia Central High School as a leader, coach, role model and teacher.  His love for the community extends beyond the classroom and athletic fields.  He has been a member of the Lions Club and participated in events and projects that benefit the community for more than 30 years.  He provides mentoring as the facilitator and teacher of the Columbia Central Leadership Class.  Together, he and his students have provided an immense amount of energy and tenacity as they have conducted many projects benefiting the Mid-Michigan area.  The following projects represent only a few of the many events and activities that Mr. Miller has facilitated and completed to benefit the local community.
·        - Yearly canned food drives to assist the Brooklyn Food Pantry.
·       -  Blood drives in cooperation with the American Red Cross.
·        - Relay for Life and the Columbia Hope Run raising funds to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.
·        - Water collection to benefit the victims of the Flint Water Crisis.
·       -  Serving food at the homeless shelter.
·        - Swimming with disabled children.
·        - Tutoring children in reading through the Buddies Program at Columbia Elementary.
·        - Adopting families at Christmas.
·        - Fundraising for hurricane victims.
·       -  Spending time volunteering and visiting at the local retirement home.
·         Coordinated and led the Columbia Athletic Boosters Cash Bash for three years.
·        - Supported the Veteran’s Day Celebration.

Twenty years ago, Kevin Miller created the Communication Camp program which brings multiple benefits to students by building bridges between various groups through research-based strategies and activities.  Kevin’s giving spirit and leadership capabilities have benefited participating students by helping them break down barriers and improve camaraderie within Columbia Central High School. 

Kevin’s creativity and love for teaching and learning led to the creation of Forum Day at Columbia Central High School.  This program brings in nationally know speakers, in combination with local leaders, to present life-long learning informative programs for the students.

Kevin Miller credits his love of teaching US History to his family.  He is a grandson of a WWI Veteran, and a son of a WWII Veteran, and he takes tremendous pride in sharing stories and information about our great Nation to the next generation.  He feels blessed and rewarded to have chosen a career in education.  The Columbia School District family is proud of Mr. Miller and his many accomplishments and wishes him a fabulous retirement!

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