Hello! My name is Chloe Millard, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I live in Seven Hills, Ohio. I want to be a first grade teacher with a focus on literacy, and in my spare time I love to read, listen to music, and hang out with friends.
In my life, the most important thing to me is my faith. I am a reformed Christian, and I put my faith in the center of my life at all times. https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/feed-my-sheep R.C. Sproul is one of my favorite Christian authors, and this article that he put out two days ago is a fantastic read of his.
I enrolled in the Thomas Jefferson School mentor program, where I will be a mentor to a high school student who recently immigrated to America and needs help learning our language and customs. I will be doing this every Thursday morning from 9-11:50a.
For me to take risks in a classroom, I need to feel safe. I have ADHD and social anxiety, so speaking up and voicing my thoughts is a lot harder than it sounds for most people. I have a habit of speaking so quickly that I flip syllables in my words around and slur my phrases together, and I am extremely embarrassed when this happens, so I would need to feel safe enough and believe that my classmates would not belittle me for this.
For me right now, I believe a serious issue facing education is the way students are treated in schools right now. Students have to wake up early, go through the school day with little to no food if they can’t afford it, and do hours of homework at their house. They do this five days a week, and countless studies have proven how detrimental this is to the mental health of a student. I am also very hesitantly watching to see how the schools continue with teaching certain subjects, such as the history of America, given how polarized that subject has become recently with the 1619 Project and the 1776 Commission battling each other.