VHS Math Teacher Honored for Changing Lives


Each year the Seattle Mariners Radio Network, WSECU and ESPN join forces to recognize 24 exceptional Washington State teachers with their Teacher of the Week Award. This year, Vashon High School Math teacher, Lisa Miller, is among those outstanding educators, chosen from hundreds of nominees.  The Program provides a $500 classroom grantto Miller and a $500 award to the school.

“This is an even bigger award in 2020,” says VHS Principal Danny Rock, “because each of our teachers has had to work exceptionally hard to overcome the challenges of COVID 19.”
Nominated for this honor by VHS office manager, Jackie Merrill, Miller is known for her extraordinary commitment to helping students see the importance of taking risks, asking for help from each other and their teachers until they get to a place where they can figure out how to make progress on their own. She is one of those teachers who starts early, stays late and actively seeksany and all resources students need to succeed.  She works hard to crush barriers to students’ success.

“I love seeing students stretch themselves and feel pride in their accomplishments,” says Miller, “And, I love being on a team with students, families, our staff, our district and our community.It is super important to me that kids’ needs are met and that we all work together to make that happen.”