Meet Ms. Milligan
I love teaching, and I love eighth grade! Some of my friends wonder what I see in 13 and 14 year olds. I enjoy the enthusiasm for life, the developing sense of humor, and the boundless energy these students possess.
I am beginning my forty first year as a teacher, and my thirty fourth year in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. After completing my education at the University of Texas at Arlington, I spent twenty-one years at Wayside, three years in Mansfield, and three years in Arlington. In 2004 I returned to this district to teach at Creekview. English has always been my favorite subject to teach!
One of my favorite motivational quotes is from Ayn Grubb, a teacher I met at the Advanced Placement Institute. She urges all of us to remember, "The learning comes during the struggle." If I am to challenge my students and advance their learning, I must present new concepts and hold my students accountable for mastering those concepts. At first these new ideas may seem difficult and the student may feel as if he/she is "struggling". However, without that struggle, he/she will never "learn".
One of my greatest joys outside the classroom are my daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Justin. Ashley is beginning her eleventh year as a first grade teacher in Richardson Independent School District. Justin is a computer programmer. However, my greatest joy is my grandchildren--Kayley is 7, and Austin is 5 years old.