Bro. Sean Miller, a teacher at South County High School, has been chosen as the 2021 History Teacher of the Year by George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The award is given each year to one teacher in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area who brings creativity and passion to their teaching, generates a love of learning, and deepens their students’ understanding and appreciation of history. Bro. Sean Miller joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated in 2002 at the Omicron Iota Chapter at Old Dominion University. He is a current financial member of the Omicron Zeta Sigma Chapter of Northern Virginia.
Miller, who is in his eighth year teaching at South County, focuses on teaching lessons in an interactive way that students can connect to. He even gives them the opportunity to create Hip-Hop music as a way to express themselves in his class.
Miller helped design FCPS’ new African American History elective and was part of the team that developed the FCPS African American History and Culture for Educators professional development course. FCPS Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Specialist Deborah March has worked alongside Miller for three years and commends his empowering and welcoming approach to learners of all ages.