Jackie Miller


My name is Jackie Miller.  I grew up and graduated high school in Harrold.  After attending college at SDSU and USD I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  My family and I then spent 10 years in Rapid City and are now living back in Harrold. I was the Title 1 director in Harrold for 13 years.  I've been a Title Teacher in the Highmore-Harrold school district since.  I now serve as the Title 1 director for the Highmore-Harrold School District.

My family includes Jay, my wonderful husband of 39 years.  We have two adult children.  Our eldest Kendra is married to Dustin Luke.  They live in Harrold and have 3 children:  Jayden, Ali, and Harper.   Our son Kalin lives in Sioux Falls.  I love spending time with my family, reading, babysitting my grandchildren, and watching my students blossom each year.. 

My email is jackie.miller@k12.sd.us .  Please feel free to email me anytime and I'll try to get back to you within a day or two.

I'm looking forward to another great school year.  This year my students will be working on parts of speech, writing skills, fluency, and reading comprehension in my reading classes.  My math students and I will be working on addition with carrying, subtraction with borrowing, telling time, word problems, and measurement in math.

Next semester we will continue to work on parts of speech, writing skills, fluency, and reading comprehension.  In math we will continue perfecting our addition and subtraction skills while adding in fractions, multiplication, division, algebra, and word problems.

This is a link to my plan book.  I keep in constant contact with your child's classroom teacher.  If the teacher says that your child has a certain skill that they need extra help with I often pull resource materials for that skill and work on the skill immediately to help insure the child's success in the classroom.  I then move the lesson that I had planned forward and we cover it at a later date.  Because of this my lesson plans change almost daily.  I do not assign homework from the Title room.



 Favorite websites:



www.abcmouse.com      for younger children

http://pbskids.org/     for younger children







Education Philosophy:  They won't care what you know until they know that you care.

Classroom Expectations:
     1.  Enter the classroom quietly
     2.  Respect everyone in the room including teachers, other students and yourself.
     3.  Clean up after yourself
     4.  Come ready to do your best.
     5.  There is no dumb question, so feel free to ask for help on anything (that's what I'm here for.)  


Questions to ask your child after school to open up lines of communication:

  • 1.  What would you like to tell me about school today?
  • 2.  What was the funniest thing that happened?
  • 3.  What was the most interesting thing you learned?
  • 4.  How would your teachers say today went?
  • 5.  What makes a good friend?
  • 6.  What was the nicest thing you did for someone today?
  • 7.  What did you not do today that you wish you had done?
  • 8.  What challenged you most today?
  • 9.  What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  • 10.  What helps you learn?
  • 11.  What makes a good day at school?
  • 12.  What do you like most about school?
  • 13.  What do you like least about school?
  • 14.  If you could have one class be longer or shorter what would it be? 
  • 15.  If you became a teacher - what subject would you teach?  Why?
  • 16.  If you were the teacher, what would you do differently?  What would you do the same?
  • 17.  What strategies do you use when something is hard to learn?
  • 18.  If you got one wish about school -what would it be?
  • 19.  How do you choose who to sit with at lunch, on the bus, in class?
  • 20.  Would you please draw me a picture of how your day went today?
  • 21.  What did you learn today that you can use right away?
  • 22. What was the easiest (or hardest) class today?
  • 23.  What will you remember MOST about your day today?
2021 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
Fax (605) 760-8449

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