Mrs. Dawn Sigler-Miller
East Jackson Elementary Music Director
Mrs. Dawn Sigler-Miller has been teaching music for 29 years. For the past 22 years, she has taught here at East Jackson Community Schools to include as the high school choral director, the high school assistant symphonic band director, the high school assistant show director, and the marching band assistant director.
At the middle school, Mrs. Miller has directed the choral program, directed the concert band, and assisted the symphonic band. She has also taught at Memorial Elementary as the music director for the five years and at Robinson three years as the 6th grade general music teacher and assisting with the beginning band class.
Mrs. Miller graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Vocal Performance with a Instrumental minor. She received her teaching certification from Indiana University. Her Masters in Teaching came from Marygrove University. Additionally, she has taken numerous courses in education, music, and technology over the past 18 years.
Mrs. Miller is married to Mr. Warren Miller and they are proud parents of four boys which range in age from 24 to 14. Their eldest son is served as a seaman in the United States Navy. Their second son is studying music to become a teacher & director at MBI in Chicago. Each of their younger boys are very active in their schools, music, sports, and in their youth group activities.
Currently, Mrs. Miller is continuing to teach general music to the students at East Jackson Elementary Young 5's thru 6th grade and directing East Jackson Elementary Beginning band musicians.
Young 5, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 4th Grade students at East Jackson Elementary have general music for 60 minutes a week. 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade and 6th Grade students general music for 30 minutes a week. Students that participate in these general music courses this year will be taught the language of music through participation and application. They will be exposed to a variety of genres from all regions around the world. They will also be enlightened to the role that the arts play in their daily lives as a youth and in their future adult years. During music class, students are busy reading and writing music, performing and composing music, moving to music, learning about music, and playing instruments. It is my hope that children leave EJE as active music makers with the skills to take them in whatever musical direction they choose. Please take the time to encourage your children in their musical activities. Ask them to share new songs or dances with you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
E-mail is the best way to reach me however, I can be reached by phone 769-8888. My email and social media buttons are above.
A Quote from the author of one methodology that is used in the classroom:
"Tell me, I forget; Show me, I remember; Involve me, I understand”
- Carl Orff
A second quote from a current employer of our next generation:
Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”
– Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation