Bridgett Miller, Eco-Educator of the Year!

Congratulations to Toledo Little House teacher and S.A.V.E. (Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment) Eco-Educator of the year Bridgett Miller!
Bridgett Miller is a 2006 graduate of Lourdes University where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education. While studying to be a teacher, Bridgett worked part-time at the Lourdes Life Lab. The Life Lab was a nature outreach program where children came from area schools to see nature up-close. It is there that Bridgett cared for a variety of animals and helped maintain butterfly gardens.

During her eleven years at West Side Montessori, Bridgett has been an active member and chair of the Outdoor Education Committee. The Outdoor Education Committee’s mission is to nurture student understanding and appreciation of the natural world by connecting educators with tools and resources for outdoor learning.

Bridgett and the committee have spent several years developing a strategic plan for improving outdoor spaces on the school grounds; such as creating classroom gardens, maintaining woods and trails, and reducing waste by recycling and composting. Bridgett is passionate about the outdoors and is excited that West Side is embracing an outdoor education curriculum program for students.

Outside of teaching, Bridgett and her husband enjoy being Ohio 4-H Youth advisors. They live on a small farm where they, along with their two children, WSM students Brookelynn and Brayden, raise animals and garden together.