About Mrs. Milburn
I am the mother of four fantastic children. Meggie is an honors graduate of Fordham University where she owns 3 swimming records. She is an entrapeneaur and a swim coach. Mia is an honors graduate of Keene State College in New Hampshire. She is a teacher at Brattleboro Union High School in Vermont. My stepson, Rob, is an honors graduate of WestConn. He is a financial researcher and writer. My stepdaughter, Kelly, is an honors graduate of WestConn. She is pursuing a career as an elementary school teacher.
I enjoy reading, photography, and antiquing. I also love to cook and bake. My husband and I love to garden together.
I LOVE my job! Teaching is a second career for me. I started out with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology. I hated the jobs I had in the business world. After my children were old enough to be home without me, I went back to school and earned my Master's Degree in Education. I have also completed my sixth year as a classroom specialist. I feel so lucky to go to school each day. My students and staff friends are my second family!
Mission for the Class
The following quotation credited to Socrates sums up my teaching philosophy:
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel". I strive to meet the diverse needs of each student while covering all the important curriculum. Whenever possible, I incorporate student interests to enhance learning. During our year long adventure together we will learn a lot and laugh a lot as well!