Edgeworth Librarian Honored as Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Teacher

On Monday, April 8, the Pirate Parrot, along with representatives from Pirates Charities, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and Chevron, stopped by Edgeworth Elementary School for a surprise visit to honor Mrs. Gabriella Miller. Mrs. Miller was named an All-Star teacher. For this award she will receive $1,000 to use in her classroom, a custom Pittsburgh Pirates jersey, and will be recognized at a Pittsburgh Pirates game in August.
Here is an excerpt from the All-Star application nominating Mrs. Miller:

"Mrs. Miller’s most noteworthy trait is her unwavering growth mindset.  She loves a challenge and enjoys helping others discover new ways of looking at things.  In 2016, when Quaker Valley was presented the opportunity to partner with Robert Morris University to build an elementary makerspace, she was the first to say; “How can I help”?   Since that time, she has been instrumental in establishing a school-wide vision for maker learning, building the space, maintaining supplies, designing curriculum, fundraising for consumables, and inviting all stakeholders to join in the FUN!  Today, students utilize this space, lovingly called The IDEA Garage, to tinker, make, create, innovate, build, and make their thinking visible.  Located inside the library, Mrs. Miller uses this space to help students connect making to literacy and literacy to innovation.  The cyclical nature of this type of learning produces hands-on projects that simulate real world experiences."

Congratulations, Mrs. Miller!
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