I can't make the same claims to excellence that Mr. Miller can, although I did get an honorable mention Teacher-of-the-Year in another state, and my elective classes at Westview High School tripled in size while I worked with girl's varsity basketball, the Channel 3 News, the Anime Club and served as Activities Director, overseeing social events and service activities as well as the student government at the then-largest high school in the state.
On Friday nights, I announced our football games.
I was fired in the middle of the year, like Miller. An assistant principal who hadn't been in our building long enough to know where the light switches were told me to report to the HR department, where I was fired for insubordination and "sexually harassing" the librarian--and locked out of my job.
Three days later I was fired more, for work I didn't turn in after I was fired the first time. This time the HR administrators had called the union rep and arranged for a lawyer--for me...
I was distracted. My mother (35 years in classroom) was dying at the time. My brother and I had just moved her to Oregon. I had been underpaid 20K and HAD ASKED TO QUIT. Instead, I was, like Miller, fired by sneak attack. It lasted almost four years.
Mr. Miller is in for a ride if he lets an OEA attorney lure him into a civil suit while manipulating him with FDAB/TSPC voodoo. Oregon public education is a great place for lawyers and administrators, but not so much for classroom teachers...and their students.