Extending the Curriculum Beyond the School Day
Dr. Deborah Miles has been principal of John Tyler Middle School for the past six years, and she has had the opportunity to replace more than one-third of the teaching force during her tenure because of retirements. One of the key qualities that Dr. Miles has looked for in hiring teachers has been a high level of motivation and enthusiasm. A motivated teacher is an effective teacher, Dr. Miles believes. As long as the teacher is motivated, student motivation will increase. And motivation, according to Dr. Miles, is sorely needed among middle school students.