Get to Know Mr. Tony Miller

Tony Miller joins Northwood as an instructor in the English Department. He will also be working with Noel Carmichael on the school’s drama productions. Tony is a Lake Placid native who graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs with a degree in English and a minor in Political Science. He worked at the Bookstore Plus on and off for eight years and has also participated in a number of community theater productions over the past ten years. Tony recently worked as an adjunct professor at Paul Smith’s College, teaching English 101 – Effective College Writing for freshman students. Mr. Miller also loves theater, the Adirondacks and has an 8-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog.

That was the brief description of new teacher Mr. Tony Miller on Northwood’s home page. The Mirror staff writer Olivia Paul ’21 tried to get to know him a little better and filed this report.

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Mr. Tony Miller (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

How did you first learn about Northwood? Why did you decide to come here?

I grew up in Lake Placid, and some of my friends went to Northwood, so I always knew of Northwood.

When I heard of the opportunity to possibly work here, I was very excited because I didn’t know much about Northwood life or [what it would be like] working at Northwood. I wanted to learn more about the school.

When you first got here, what was your first impression of Northwood? Has it changed?

My first major impression was how the sense of community was even stronger than I’d expected. An example of this is the relationship between the students and the faculty.

That impression has changed only for the better. Northwood has also surprised me quite a bit with how much everybody works together for the common good. It’s really wonderful to see that.

How is Northwood similar or different from the schools you attended?

Northwood is very different from my high school for a lot of reasons. But it’s also similar in the sense of comradery and support amongst the students. It’s a lot like where I went for college because that’s where I was able to surround myself with so many people from all around the world and from all walks of life. At Lake Placid, I didn’t necessarily get that.

What was your favorite day at Northwood so far? What challenges have you faced at Northwood so far?

My favorite memory at Northwood so far was the musical [The Good Old Days]. Not that other days weren’t good, but to feel the energy and to hear people enjoying the show meant so much. Just to hear the buzz about it was what made it the most fun.

A challenge I’ve faced was just getting into the routine of Northwood life. But I adapted pretty quickly, and it’s not too much of a challenge now.

 

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