Kiowa County Educator Kirk Miller

Position, subject you teach:  Junior High Science and Social Studies    

School:  USD #422

Hometown:  Fontana, Kansas

Education:  Prairie View High School, LaCygne, Kansas

                    Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas

                    Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

Family:  Marla (spouse)   Amory, Payton, and Jansen

Interests and hobbies:  Hunting and fishing


In a few sentences, explain why you decided to become an educator.

As a student I always enjoyed the school atmosphere.  I always enjoyed going to school and playing sports. 


Who is a teacher or professor who inspired you and how?

Terry Cox who was my English teacher.  She pushed for perfection and did a good job of teaching me how to write well.


Who is someone in current events who you admire and why?

I do not know anyone in current events well enough to admire them.  I only see them on TV and such so I would not want  say without knowing them as a person


What are the greatest challenges in education today?

Teaching kids with disabilities and seeing kids struggle with the social and economic issues of our time.


What advice can you offer for someone who wants to go into education?

Make sure you love school and love kids before you do it.


What teaching moment is most memorable?

I do not have just one