WARSAW — Andrea Miller, an art teacher in the Warsaw Community School District, has received a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship.
Miller teaches at both Washington STEM Academy and Claypool Elementary in WCS. With a grant of $12,000, Miller will find, purchase, restore and travel in a vintage camper. The travel will follow parts of historic Route 66 from her home in Warsaw, to California and back.
The project and adventure will happen throughout 2017 and into the spring of 2018. She will share her adventure with her students by inviting them outside of the school to the mobile “Making Place” to complete an art project of their own.
Miller is one of 100 educators receiving grants through the 2017 Teacher Creativity Fellowship program. These K-12 educators work in a variety of schools in Indiana, including traditional public schools, charter schools and private schools – both religiously affiliated and independent. Since the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship program began in 1987, more than 2,900 Indiana teachers, principals, guidance counselors and media specialists/librarians have received fellowships.