Cleveland ISD’s Jacob Miller, a third-year teacher at Southside Elementary School, has been selected as a top finalist for the 2022 Appreciated Teacher Award sponsored by the Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union. Miller was selected from thousands of applicants representing more than 30 school districts throughout the state. As a topfive finalist, Miller will be awarded $500 and is being considered for the title of ‘Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union’s Most Appreciated Teacher of the Year’, which will be named the week of May 9, 2022.
Miller is a third-grade math and science teacher in the dual language program at Southside Elementary. He has served as grade chair and has participated in many afterschool events. In addition to teaching, Miller mentors student teachers from Sam Houston State University who aspire to become teachers. “I have watched as my students really blossom academically this year. I look forward to all the opportunities they will experience as they grow into young men and women”, Stated Miller.