Teacher Tuesday: July 12, 2017
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.