Alumni in 5

Emily Miller '14 & '20

Emily Miller '14 & '20

Allendale Public Schools, Art Educator

1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
After graduation in Spring 2014, I began teaching elementary art at Rockford Public Schools and was there for 6 years. I wanted to be more connected with GVSU so I joined the College of Education Alumni Association as well as the GVSU Alumni Board of Directors. I completed my Master's Degree in Summer 2020 with a focus on Elementary Education. In Fall 2020, I began teaching elementary art at Allendale Public Schools.

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
A favorite GVSU memory was creating and curating a student art show with my friend (also art teacher) Michelle Haapala. As art education majors, a final show was not part of our degree, but we wanted to show what our students could do.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Complain less, work more. -Dellas Henke, Printmaking professor

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Experience, Family, Education

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I would like to share my love of art and the impact it can make on everyone. I want everyone to continue to look and learn at everything they experience around them to take in the art created everywhere.

January 2021

Interest Area(s)
Art Education, Education-Elem Middle Teaching

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