Having earned her B.A. in Secondary English Education from Robert Morris University and her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Miriam believes that every child has an innate curiosity that can be broadened and can flourish with access to books.
Miriam has been working in the educational field for over 12 years. Bringing the public library, school library, and classrooms together through the Battle of the Books program in the 5th-12th grades. Working with Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, Miriam has been able to help get books into every students hand in the school district as she collaborates with other teachers to help bring digital storytelling to the library curriculum as well as the secondary classrooms. Miriam also teaches English classes in the middle school grades, sponsors the yearbook, implements the Battle of the Books program and is working to introduce the maker movement into her classroom with Hummingbird robotics kits.