Teacher Spotlight

 My name is Jennifer Miller, and this is my first year at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School. I teach seventh-grade theology and English. I also teach eighth-grade literature. I cannot begin to express how happy and grateful I am to be a part of such a kind, fun, faith-filled community. 



     Although this is my first year at St. Michael’s, I’ve actually been teaching in the archdiocese of Detroit for over twenty years. Upon graduating from university, I was pushed to get a job in a public school, but I knew my calling was to work with children in a Catholic school. I have never looked back.

     I earned my teaching degree at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I earned my Master’s degree at Madonna University. Before entering the education field, though, I actually graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in sociology and a concentration in social work. It was through my first job as a social worker that I realized that I had truly missed my calling as a teacher. Thank God for my patient parents because they encouraged me to go back to school for my education degree.


     My teaching career first began in fifth grade, but my principal at the time soon discovered my passion for teaching language arts, so she moved me to junior high where I could teach it all day. I truly love working with young adolescents; I find them to be funny, engaging, attention-seeking, and usually eager to learn. More importantly, I just get them.

     When I am not teaching, grading papers, or planning my work week, I love to spend time with family and friends, read, shop, drive, travel, and ride roller coasters at Cedar Point. 



     I have four siblings; I am the second youngest. Between my siblings and my oldest adult niece, I have 16 nieces and nephews who I adore. We are a very close family. I also have two precious cats and an adorable dog.