Margaret Miura was nominated by an anonymous student.
Ms. Miura stays late after school to teach students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Her school only has 8 students from grades 3-5 in this program, and they wouldn't have had the opportunity to learn about a lot of things without Ms. Miura. She makes learning fun and uses her own time and money to teach them. Even though her class is after school, students love going to her class to learn about science. Her class is from 2:30-4:30 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
"Some kids think that we are crazy for staying late after school to go to her class, but I love it," said her nominator. "This year, she took us on a trip to another island to study astronomy because that is the theme for our FIRST Lego League competition this year. We didn’t have to pay anything, and our parents didn’t have to pay, either."
Last year, she helped her students write poems that were published in a book of young poets in America. This year, she plans to help them enter the state science fair and speech contest. Her students were afraid to enter because the contest is usually for older students, but now, they're excited to compete because she's giving them the confidence to try.
"Mrs. Miura is the best teacher we have ever had," said her nominator.