NGSS Writing Team Member: Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller has twenty-six years of teaching experience, primarily at middle level, and is currently teaching 6th grade integrated science at Lynch Middle School in Farmington, Arkansas.

In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, Melissa was the District VII Director for National Science Teacher Association from 2008 to 2011, representing the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. In 2008–2009, she served on the Middle Level General Science Committee for the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. In 2005, she served on Arkansas’ science framework revision team. Ms. Miller has also worked as a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) teacher in the Industrial Engineering (IE) Department of the University of Arkansas for the past six years, where she has served as co-director of the IE Challenge, an academic competition for students in grades 6–12 which stresses engineering skills.

Ms. Miller is National Board certified in Early Adolescence Science. She is a 2003 Milken National Educator and was a 2001 recipient of the Presidential Award.

Melissa received a BS in Elementary Education from Arkansas Tech University.