Shae Miga

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Shae Miga

I have been with Murfreesboro City Schools since 2011. I also have had a variety of work experiences. I have been in the early childhood field for 28 years, however, this is my seventh year teaching in a public school. My most recent work experience has been at MTSU. At MTSU, I worked with a state program providing professional development for those who work in the early childhood field. I have been an active member in a local/state professional organization of NEA.

I live with my family in a home in Rutherford County. My husband, Matt, and I have three girls-Isabelle, Abigail, and Keely. We have a cat named Bucky and a dog named Reese. I grew up in Ohio and have lived in Tennessee since 1995. I am a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. I love to go on walks, enjoy picnics, love the color fuchsia, and value time with family.

I cherish being a teacher and am honored being your child’s teacher!

I believe group work is one key to having a successful class and is something I value. The impact of group work, when students help other classmates, changes each person and transforms the atmosphere of the class as a whole. In my classroom, I want students to have freedom that allows for expression and creativity. Students should be able to experiment with likes and dislikes and to realize their strengths and weaknesses. After this base is developed, the curriculum can tie into each student’s learning style. I want to teach students in a way that has some straightforward instruction, but that also gives students room to grow and expand on their own. At the beginning of the year, it is understandable for the teacher to lead class discussions, but towards the end of the year, students will pose their own questions and try to answer them independently. I feel it is beneficial for students to sometimes work for the answer rather than being told because it stretches their knowledge and teaches them how to find information in a variety of ways. I also believe a key to success is for the class to work on projects to help others. As an educator, it is important not only to help the students that you are teaching, but also give them direction to help others.