Marie Miller, Wooddruff Elementary

Apr 2, 2019, 12:09 PM | Updated: 1:38 pm

The following was submitted by Nicole Izatt.

“Teachers can make or break a child’s love for learning. They are so much more than someone teaching math or English, they become part of our “village”. As parents we hope and pray our kids are doing well and are accepted at school. We hope that the teacher has patience and understanding with them, because we know how trying it can be. Mrs. Miller does all those things and more!

My oldest daughter gets the opportunity to have Marie Miller for two years in a row! We couldn’t be more pleased that Mrs. Miller moved up to teach third grade after she taught my daughter in second grade also. She is amazing, kind, caring and smart. I honestly tear up thinking of all she sacrifices for her students to show them how loved and supported they are not only in her classroom but outside of school as well. Mrs. Miller does her best to attend something special the kids are doing in their personal lives. She attended my daughters baptism this past summer and she also goes to other students athletic events. The smiles and excitement they show for their teacher coming to these events says it all. It means everything to them!
Mrs. Miller recently told me and other moms how she believed the kids need to have more room in her classroom to learn and explore and feel comfortable instead of sitting at a desk all day. She spent extra time to apply for a grant to make this happen for our students. How awesome is that?! She just found out today that the grant was approved and our kids will be getting bean bags, small tables, yoga balls and other different seating in the class! I’m beyond thrilled to have her look out for not just the well-being and education of our kids but also always looking for ways to make it even better.

I’ve watched a lot of these students grow in confidence in their abilities thanks to Mrs. Miller. She is such a wonderful teacher and wants all the best things for her students.

I know this application said to write three paragraphs but I could go on for days about Mrs. Miller and why she is so deserving of this. I know all the other parents who have or have had students in her class know how worthy she is of some recognition. She’s so humble about how amazing she is and brushes off all our compliments and appreciation like this is all normal for a teacher. It’s not. She goes so far above and beyond for her students. I’m so grateful for her being a part of our village and helping us raise good, educated and loved kids. Please consider Mrs. Miller for this award. I can’t think of a more deserving person.”

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

Education + Schools

SLCC to host Black History Month events....
Waverly Golden

Salt Lake Community College to host Black History Month events

The Salt Lake City Community College is hosting numerous events in recognition of Black History Month including a film viewing and panel.
3 days ago
One of the topics being discussed during the 2023 Utah Legislative Session is how to combat the tea...
Mark Jones

Bill would allow individuals to become teachers without a bachelor’s degree

A bill being discussed on in the legislative session would allow for individuals to become teachers without obtaining a bachelor's degree.
5 days ago
Computer systems in the Alpine School District are being investigated after the district's technolo...
Adam Small

Alpine schools investigating “suspicious” computer activity

The issue involves the Alpine district's computer software. On Tuesday, the district said they noticed suspicious activity.
5 days ago
snow shovel driveway dialysis...
Mark Jones

Cold weather causes late start for Logan City School District Wednesday

The Logan City School District and the Cache County School District will be on two-hour late starts on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
6 days ago
A bill working its way through the Utah Legislature could open the door for online, private, charte...
Adam Small

Non-public-school students could more easily play sports under a new bill

Bill sponsor, Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, said the bill would level the playing field for some students.
6 days ago
A group of students at the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf is making blankets for pet dogs and cats...
Allie Litzinger

Students making pet blankets to donate to the Humane Society of Utah

The Kindness Club at Jean Massieu School of the Deaf is making blankets for pet dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Utah.
6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
Marie Miller, Wooddruff Elementary