Thomas Miller School, Lafayette, Indiana
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PRINCIPAL
Brandon Hawkins
Brandon Hawkins
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Miller, Where Every Child Matters

The staff of Thomas Miller Elementary School is dedicated to the philosophy that all children can learn and all instruction and student/teacher interactions support this belief.  Instruction in all content areas has a foundation in current research, best practices, and the Indiana Academic Standards.     In this School-wide Title I program, all grades participate in the 3 Tier Model for reading and mathematics instruction, which provide core reading and math instruction, and additional support for students that require intense intervention to succeed .   As a result, each student at Miller receives several focused small group instructional opportunities daily. 
  
Instruction is focused through the implementation of the Davenport Model of curriculum design.  Each grade level team has divided the school year into three week cycles.  Each cycle has a standards based instructional focus and standards based assessments to measure each student’s level of proficiency. At the end of each cycle, the assessment results are analyzed and the students that need additional instruction are identified and served.

Miller Elementary is able to offer free full day Kindergarten to all students.  This opportunity is a definite benefit to all Miller Kindergarten students and provides them with a foundation for future success.     

Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, the staff of Miller started implementation of Positive Behavior Support, a school-wide behavior program that is fun, effective, and motivating for staff, students, and parents alike.  Students are taught the school-wide and classroom expectations for behavior.  They are recognized for displaying these skills by earning tickets and chances to win a trip to the counselor’s office to shop in the school store.  Students are also featured on a student of the month bulletin board in the main hallway. 

Parents and the staff work hand in hand to ensure the success of Miller students.  Each family at Miller commits to being involved in their child’s education and in school activities.  Many parents participate in the Miller Association of Parents (MAP) or attend the various volunteer opportunities that arise during the school year.  When parents and the school work together, students benefit.

Miller has partnered with numerous community organizations to provide the best possible experience for the students.  Through a partnership with Purdue University, 60 Miller students participate in the College Mentors for Kids program.  This program provides college age mentors for Miller students and provides the students with experiences that will encourage them to strive to go to college.  Miller has also partnered with the Food Finders Food Bank and Evangelical Covenant Church to provide extra food for 90 families on a weekly basis.  After school care is provided by Tippecanoe County Childcare on-site and by Hanna Community Center, Lafayette Urban Ministry, KinderCare, and the Boys & Girls Club off-site.

Miller is a place where kids truly come first.  Every staff member, no matter what their position, gladly puts forth the time and effort it takes to make a difference in the life of a child.

Welcome to Thomas Miller Elementary School. Where every child matters. The “family” at Thomas Miller Elementary School provides a nurturing environment for our children.


KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS
keli
Tamara Jacobs
Paige
Rhonda Smith
Ms. Keli Trump
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Mrs. Tamara Jacobs
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Ms. Paige Halsema
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Mrs. Rhonda Fleury
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1ST GRADE TEACHERS
Scott McTagertt
 
Mary Melville
Scott McTagertt Susan Rohler
Ms. Amber Johnson
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Mrs. Mary Melville
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Mrs. Susan Rohler
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2ND GRADE TEACHERS---------------------------------------------------------------2nd Grade Website
Mary Beth Johnson
Melanie Sietsma
Jennie Dickensheets
Mrs. Mary Beth Johnson
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Mrs. Melanie Sietsma
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Mrs. Jenny Banning
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3RD GRADE TEACHERS
Maggie Smith
Julie Sommers
Mrs. Suzie Philyaw
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Mrs. Maggie Smith
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Mrs. Julie Sommers
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4TH GRADE TEACHERS
Amy Martin
Gina Howat
Mrs. Amy Martin
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Mrs. Gina Roswarski
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Mrs. Cathy Walgamuth
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SPECIAL EDUCATION
Michelle Nagler
Sandy Gonzalez
SPED-ED
Mrs. Kelly Mills
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SPED-MI
Mrs. Michelle Nagler
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Speech & Language
Ms. Sandy Gonzalez-Zeger
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Bonnie Phillips
Psychologist
Ms. Kym Roberts
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SPED-LD
Mrs. Bonnie Phillips
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Specialist
Mrs. Paula Meyer
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SPECIALS: ART, MUSIC, PHYSICAL EDUCATION and LIBRARY
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts
Scott McTagertt
Art
Ms. Megan Wells
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Music
Mrs.Chelsea Whirledge
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Media Specialist
Mrs. Grace Gillespie
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Physical Education
Ms. Audrey Webb
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INSTRUCTIONAL COACH & COUNSELOR
Kymberly Roberts
Instructional Coach
Micky Houston
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Counselor
Ms. Diane Snider
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OFFICE
Janice Haynes
Susie Craw
Secretary
Janice Haynes
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Office Assistant
Suzie Craw
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Nurse
Patty Mashino
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Special Education Paraprofessionals
Karen Trimble
Caryolyn Carriere
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts

Paraprofessional
Ms. Karen Trimble

Paraprofessional
Mrs. Carolyn Carriere

Paraprofessional
Mrs. Terri Lerch
Paraprofessional
Mrs. Rachel Miller

Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts



Paraprofessional
Ms. Emily Ellenberger

Paraprofessional
Ms. Nicole Clark


Title I Classroom Assistants
Cristy Conner
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts
Ava Englert
Assistant
Ms. Christy Conner
Assistant
Mrs. Bethany Farrell
Assistant
Mrs.Karen Armstrong
Assistant
Mrs. Ava Englert
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts
Assistant
Mrs. Melissa Walters
Assistant
Mrs. Marsha Tweedie
Assistant
Mrs. Tiffani Earley
Assistant
Mrs. Michelle Krupinski

Kymberly Roberts
Kymberly Roberts Kymberly Roberts Kymberly Roberts
Assistant
Ms. Megan House
Assistant
Mrs. Liz Mogan
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Assistant


KITCHEN
Theresa Bell
Shirley Koors
Shirley Koors
Food Hostess
Mrs. Theresa Bell
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Food Hostess

Assistant Cook
Mrs. Elaine Bair

CUSTODIAL
Danny Turner
Danny Turner
Head Custodian
Mike Mosson
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Night Custodian
Michelle Green
Night Custodian
Katina Jefferson


Thomas Miller Elementary School • 700 South 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 • Phone: (765) 476-2930 • Fax: (765) 476-2934