DSU Grad Named Wyoming’s 2010 Teacher of the Year

Christina Mills, a 2003 graduate of Dakota State University, has been named Wyoming’s 2010 Teacher of the Year. Mills teaches secondary language arts at Lingle - Ft. Laramie High School in Lingle, WY.

Mills received her Bachelor of Science degree in secondary English education with a minor in history from DSU. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in adolescent literacy and technology.

Along with her classroom duties, Mills tutors students every morning before school and into the summer for ACT preparation. She also serves as the assistant coach for the high school varsity volleyball team and head coach for the girl’s high school varsity basketball team. Mills mentors new teachers and serves as the reading intervention coach to provide guided reading instruction in various disciplines.

Mills did her student teaching at Madison Central High School when a student at DSU. She is married to fellow DSU alumnus Max Mills.

Mills received a $5,000 award as the statewide teacher of the year.

Last Updated: 8/12/11