Emily Miller

Emily Miller
The Colt (newspaper), The Corral (yearbook) and In the Margins (literary magazine)
Fort Worth

Number of years teaching
12

Most unusual item in/on your desk?
a rock painted like a ladybug complete with googly eyes

Favorite deadline snack?
Cracker Jack

Nicknames your students have given you?
Miller and Mom

Superpower you’d want as a teacher?
the ability to control time

Personal catchphrase or motto?
Ask for help and keep trying

What is the reason you love teaching journalism?
I love seeing the students get excited about a story, either when they finally find something they like to read about or when they find a story or beat they are really invested in.

Advice for other Advisers
To step back and let them try

What is the most important element to a successful program?
Training the students and then letting them lead

Describe your favorite lesson to teach.
I love teaching students how to use a really slow shutter speed so they can “write with light”. We go to the auditorium, turn off all the lights and they run around on stage spelling out their names, drawing stars and hearts, and just having fun. They think it is the neatest thing to know how to do.

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