Teacher of the Month for November is Mrs Miller

You guys had a very busy month in November voting for your favourite teacher and I am pleased to say that the teacher with the most votes is Mrs Miller from Wallsend Jubilee Primary School.

I popped in, surprised her and asked her a few questions.

Did you always know that you wanted to become a teacher?

Yes, I have always wanted to be a teacher from the age of 5 apart from a few weeks when I really wanted to work in a fish and chip restaurant.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being a teacher?

When a child smiles at you and you just know you have made a difference to them.

What’s the most challenging thing about being a teacher?

Remembering that I don’t have a magic wand.

Could you guess how many students you have taught?

I’ve been teaching over 20 years so probably close to 500!

What’s your favourite subject to teach?

I love maths but as a primary school teacher I love teaching all lessons apart from outdoor PE!

What makes a good teacher?

Patience and a caring attitude.

Who was your favourite teacher when you were at school and why?

Mrs Hall she was my year 2 teacher and had the best stories about her children and travelling the world. She also drove a Porsche.

Did you enjoy school?

Loved it – hence why I have never left.

Whilst you have undoubtedly inspired many children, who inspires you?
Wow this is a hard one- I have to say my Mum – she is kind and caring and is simply the nicest person I know.

For any young people reading this, why should they consider a career in teaching?

If you want to make a difference to even just one child in the world, teaching is the job for you. Although it can be challenging and hard work it is the most rewarding job too.

Thanks Mrs Miller.

Remember there is still time to vote this month!