Dr. Donna L. Miller has a rich history in teaching and mentoring. For 26 years, she taught English, Drama, and Advanced Placement English at Chinook High School on the Northern Tier of Montana called the Hi-Line. From 2002-2008, Miller co-directed the Montana Writing Project, sharing strategies with K-16 teachers for the teaching of writing and for implementing Montana’s Indian Education for All mandate, as well as place-based and social justice components. In 2005, she was named an NCTE Secondary Section National Teacher of Excellence. After earning her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University with an emphasis in English Education, she has taught in the teacher training programs at Arizona State University—Tempe and the University of Montana—Missoula. Most recently, in a consortium agreement with Montana State University—Billings, she directed a teacher training program for a cohort of elementary teachers at Aaniiih Nakoda College on the Fort Belknap Reservation. Her research interests revolve around young adult literature and issues of literacy sponsorship. She has published award-winning articles in various magazines, including English Journal, Tribal College Journal, The ALAN Review, and Phi Delta Kappan.
With 35 years of experience in education, she finds satisfaction in knowing that she has helped people achieve their productive goals and helped to make a contribution to learning and life.
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