Mrs. Janelle Miller
St. Philip School
I have been teaching second grade at St. Philip School for many years.
I received my undergraduate degree of Elementary Education and an unofficial
minor of psychology at Duquesne University. I finished my
graduate degree at Gannon University. I am married and I have a little boy
named Kian and a little girl named Madelaina. I am excited and I am looking
forward to another year teaching second grade.
This is my mission and philosophy for the second grade class. I am a person
who is a strong believer of Catholic School Education. I believe that what
a student learns is crucial to their existence as a human being created by
God. As a strong believer of the Catholic School education, I have a
variety of beliefs that I wish to instill in all my students throughout my
career. I want my students to become rooted in the Catholic Faith and
understand the Gospel values and virtues to be applied throughout their
entire life. I want my students to become spiritually connected with God so
when they have reached adulthood they will have a passionate desire to raise
their children under a solid Christian Faith and a thriving Christian
My students are to not only grow spiritually, but academically as well. I
believe that each student who enters my classroom is an individual and
should be treated as one. I will assist my students to work to their own
potential while challenging them along the way. I will use a variety of
teaching methods to develop and mold my students’ intellects. My students
should leave my classroom feeling successful, while still striving for more
than they originally believed was possible.
Lastly, my classroom will be a stable and loving environment for all my
students. I will be a firm, but caring teacher. Also, I want my students
to see that I am a good role model and that I live the Christian way through
my words and actions. This modeling will enable the students to understand
that they are in caring hands and are respected as person. The shaping of
the students academically, spiritually, and emotionally will provide my
students with the best educational experience.