Nick Miller, Middle School Science Teacher, is one of CESJDS's longest tenured employees! "I've been here for 30 years, maybe more? Maybe 31 or 32?" he said.
Nick has taught both middle school and high school, and is currently teaching in the Middle School, both 6th and 7th grade science. In addition, he leads the Sephardic Minyan and is the faculty adviser for Greek Club.
While in college, he discovered a passion for teaching, and began his career by teaching Latin at a now-defunct school called the Washington Academy, and also taught Greek at a seminary. Prior to teaching full-time at CESJDS, he was a sub for the Latin program (we used to have a 6-year Latin track program!).
Nick holds a B.S. in Biology from Berea College (in Kentucky) and a M.A. in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America.
He loves teaching because it gives him the opportunity to expose students to ideas and concepts that they wouldn't otherwise explore on their own. "Teaching is like a trajectory. When you teach a kid how to study (which is so important), you can affect the trajectory for the rest of his or her life," Nick said.
Nick's favorite element of working at CESJDS is the community. He was raised in a small town and equates the tight knit community to that of the school.
In his spare time, he reads, hikes, and spends time with family.