It is with deep sadness that we are sharing the news that Jen Miller (Peterson) passed away suddenly last night. Mrs. Miller was currently serving as a 4th grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School.
A 1993 graduate of Saline High School, Jen received her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1998 and was hired by Saline Area Schools on July 13, 1999. During her tenure in Saline, Jen taught at Harvest, Heritage and Pleasant Ridge. In addition to her teaching duties, Jen served on both building and district technology teams, was a grade level chairperson and served as a social studies curriculum representative. In 2003, Jen received a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Madonna University.
Laura Washington, Principal at Heritage Elementary said this of Jen, “Jen loved her students and had an incredible passion for teaching. She will truly be missed.”
Additionally, David Raft, one of Mrs. Miller’s first building principals noted, “As Principal of Harvest Elementary, I had the pleasure of working with Jen for four years. She was always positive as a colleague and focused on doing what was best for her students.”
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband Todd and her two sons, Luke and Zachary. Please keep Mrs. Miller’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Over the last few years, we started a conversation in Saline that would begin to transform the way we think about teaching and learning for our students. I shouldn’t be surprised, but in reflecting on where we are at as a school district we have already come so far.
Before I tell you a bit about the exciting work I’ve seen happening here recently, I wanted to make a brief announcement and send a “thank you”. Click here to read more.
Saline Area Schools is pleased to offer a Young 5’s Program for eligible students for the 2017/18 academic school year. Students who will turn 5 between August 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017 are eligible for the Young 5’s Program.