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Mrs. Julie Miller

I am very excited to return to teaching English at Meridian Academy.  This is my third year here and I have enjoyed each and every day.  The longer I am at the school, the more blessed I feel.  

I am from San Diego, born and raised there, but I have lived in Idaho for over 20 years. I am a graduate of beautiful San Diego State University.  I have three talented children. My eldest will graduate high school this year, another one is a junior, and I have one in middle school. I have also been married now for over two decades.  Our dog is now 2, cute as a button and just as naughty. She is a small dog and is trying to figure out how to get up on the counter to eat our food.  

When I relax, I tend to read, walk, mountain bike, watch movies. Mulan the live version is awesome, and I am excited to watch Wonder Woman 1984! I am currently reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (per Jake Chandler's suggestion), Nine Lives of Christmas, My Antonia, A Baxter Family Christmas, The Hall of the Mountain King, and Proverbs. I don't read these at the same time. I vary, depending on my mood, and the Christmas ones are pure joy! Of course, I am always reading Buffy fanfiction (still a secret obsession).  

On the days I am truly relaxing, I will pull out a 500-700 piece puzzle to finish. I don't do 1000 piece puzzles. They are confusing, and my children will take off with pieces so I am left with an incomplete puzzle, which is just wrong. 

I have also added something new to my stress relieving this past summer - sky diving. I have now decided to do this at least once a year. It was amazing!!

I love teaching ELA, forever changing and flowing, new stories and new experiences to share. With our school, I am enjoying the many different paths students can take to complete their work and show off their skills. The fact that there is no more "one way" is soothing to me. ELA should never be rigid. We aren't math! 

I truly look forward to making this the best year ever.