It takes a special person to teach middle school kids and one who thrives on the excitement of adolescence.
News Four's Excellence in Education award winner for the month of October does just that.
Recently we surprised Cold Springs Middle School teacher Jeff Miller with the award during a special assembly.
Miller teaches English, social studies and art but his focus doesn't end there.
He's been known to help students and their families with out of classroom issues too and has become a teacher students say they can always count on.
We asked Mr Miller what he loves about teaching the seventh grade. He said, " Seventh graders are awesome, middle school is awesome! They are still eager to learn but don't think they know everything there is to know."
Miller also says he had amazing teachers as a student and hopes to "pay it forward" to his students.
Congratulations to Jeff Miller, News Four's Excellence in Education Award Winner!