Miandabu Mbuy, also known as Mia, is an eighth grade U.S. History teacher at the East Norriton Middle School in the Norristown Area School District, and this week’s #TeacherTuesday. Although she double majored in education and vocal performance — with the ultimate goal of becoming a Broadway musical star — she quickly realized her true passion was in teaching.
While developing a lesson plan as a student teacher, Mia broke into tears. When her mother reassured her that she’d get her Broadway break, Mia said, “I’m not going to be on Broadway because I really, really love what I’m doing now. I’ve prayed on it and the drive and passion I have for teaching these kids is so much stronger than anything I have ever felt while performing.”
Her students are indeed lucky that Mia made this life-changing decision and enjoy the way she brings history to life, especially through her end-of-year living museum project.