Mrs. Gabrielle Miller
My elementary school teachers said they knew in first grade that I would be a teacher. While it took me a little longer to realize that, after graduating from Amherst Regional High School, I ended up studying Elementary Education at Messiah College. I have since worked as a math intervention teacher, a middle school life skills aide, and a fifth-grade teacher in different Western Mass public schools. After having my daughter, I spent a year with her at home before finding my way to teaching fourth grade here at CCS.
My husband, Dan, and I have been married for five years, and we live in Ware, Massachusetts, with our daughter Zoe. We are members of Christ Community Church in Belchertown where I serve at the Children’s Ministry Coordinator and Dan serves on the Deacon Board. We spend most of our time with family and friends, sharing meals and playing games. I love to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking, taking photos and reading as many books as I can.
I believe that God created us to learn and that when we engage in the process of study, we are honoring God by developing the skills and talents with which he has equipped us. I want every student to find joy in that process. Whether we are studying multiplication or geography, the opportunity to learn is a gift that God has given us to glorify Him and to engage meaningfully in the world that he has created. My role as a teacher is to create an environment where students feel safe to learn new things about the world and themselves, knowing that sometimes they will succeed and sometimes they will make mistakes. By encouraging students to persevere through challenges, engage in meaningful conversations, and laugh a little along the way, my hope is that they will more deeply experience the love of Christ and the love of learning.
John 16:33: "I have told you things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."