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Winnie Miller

Winnie Miller (OR '91)


At the time of the Award, Winnie Miller was:

Hillsboro High School
Hillsboro, OR

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Retired from full-time teaching, Winnie Miller works as a math consultant for Sherwood and Estacada School Districts, and as a high school math instructor for Portland State University's Independent Study Program. Miller also serves as past president of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Previously, Miller was a consultant for curriculum, instruction and evaluation services for the Clackamas Education Service District in Marylhurst. Miller, who began teaching in 1974, has shared her love of mathematics with students at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, at Lake Oswego Junior High and at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro. While at Hillsboro, Miller introduced graphing calculators into her classroom to add clarity and meaning to math instruction at all levels. Miller also incorporated cross-curriculum instruction, using innovations such as math poems and journals to stimulate her students. An active participant in professional associations, Miller shared her enthusiasm and teaching strategies throughout the state at workshops and conferences. Miller received the Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics in 1991 from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Tektronix Foundation.

Personal Message

My passion for teaching mathematics has continued as seen more recently in the books I've co-authored, Making Sense of Problem Solving, a K-8 math supplementary curriculum and professional development. Lessons engage students in visual, hands-on processing and focused discourse. If you are interested in rich problems that stimulate deep processing of mathematical concepts and target the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points, please visit our website at or contact me directly to find out more.

Additional Information


1973 Western Oregon University, B.A.