Welcome to 7th & 8th Grade Language and Literature!
Hello! My name is Mr. Casey Mills, and I’m proud to teach 7th and 8th Grade English-Language Arts at H. Clarke Powers.
I come from a big family of teachers, including my grandmother, mother, brother, uncle, aunt, and cousin. I began teaching middle school in Redding, California, where I grew up. For the past four years, I’ve taught English and been the Activities Director at Foresthill High School. I’m excited to be back to middle school!
My wife and I have two daughters, and we all love the outdoors. I enjoy running, fishing, hiking - pretty much any excuse to be outside. Most of all, I love to read. I’m a lifelong reader who believes in the power of the written word to help expose us to the world around us and better understand our lives. My greatest hope as a teacher is to foster a love of reading in my students.
I received my Master’s at San Francisco State, with coursework in English and Journalism, and before becoming a teacher I was a journalist and technical writer for state and local governments.I received my teaching credential from Simpson University.
Please feel free to contact me at any time for questions, concerns, or book recommendations.