Jeff Miller named Teacher of the Year

Jeff Miller has been named Gulf High School’s Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Miller teaches Geometry Honors, Algebra II Honors, and Precalculus. He has been at Gulf since 1995.

The Teacher of the Year is selected by a vote of the faculty. His selection was announced at a faculty meeting after school today.

Mr. Miller sponsors the Math Honor Society, and in that capacity has helped students prepare for numerous math competitions held on Saturdays at area high schools, sponsored by the Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta. He served on the state board of Mu Alpha Theta for five years, editing the statewide newsletter. He is writing a test on the history mathematics which will be used for a competition at the national Mu Alpha Theta convention in 2006.

Mr. Miller created a web site on the history of mathematical terminology and symbols which is recommended by the Encyclopaedia Britannica Internet Guide and is described by the British Society for the History of Mathematics as “very high quality” and “an excellent resource.” As the digital archivist for the West Pasco Historical Society, he has scanned its several thousand old photographs and newspaper articles, many of which can be seen on the WPHS web site. He was recently commended for his work with the WPHS in a resolution passed by the Board of County Commissioners of Pasco County.

Mr. Miller was born in Beckley, W. Va. He attended Duke University and USF. He also served in the U. S. Air Force, where he maintained electronic communications equipment.

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