Miriam Coyle is an enthusiastic and passionate educator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and over the past twelve years has taught in both the United States and China elementary grades 1-6 and all subjects including language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, physical education, computer science, art, drama, and engineering. She has been ranked Highly Effective by the Utah Teacher Evaluation Rating and was awarded Teacher of the Year by Alpine School District in Utah, USA. Miriam uses the arts as a medium to express content knowledge in her classroom. She excels at creating a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. She strongly feels that students achieve greater success when they feel loved and accepted at school. She believes that school should be rigorous, engaging, and fun. Miriam has had extensive training in preparing students for the 21st Century both in skill and in disposition. She does this by giving the students real-world and deep learning experiences while teaching and emphasizing creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance, communication, and excellent character in her students. She also prepares students for the 21st Century by using STEM and integrating subject content with technology. Additionally, Miriam has for several years hosted and supervised exchange students to the United States from all over the world. She has worked with students from Mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, Austria, Germany, Poland, and Brazil. She loves to work with students of all ages and from all cultures and backgrounds.