Cody Miller is the ninth-grade English language arts teacher at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, the K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the University of Florida’s College of Education. In addition to teaching, Cody is a Ph.D. student studying English education at the University of Florida. His teaching and research focus on the various ways students construct their identities in ELA classrooms, with a specific emphasis on how young adult literature influences students’ worldviews and meaning-making capacities.
He has led professional development sessions focusing on writing instruction and developing inclusive spaces for LGBTQ students. Since 2016, Cody has served on the National Council of Teachers of English’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Academic Studies Advisory Committee. He was awarded the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016. Cody has presented his work at conferences such as the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Association of Multicultural Education. He can be reached on Twitter @CodyMillerPKY.