Welcome to the 2017-18 school year. My name is Craig Mills. I am currently teaching U.S. Government . I also teach two sections of Honors Government, that is available for dual credit through the College of Southern Idaho.
I am originally from Butte, Montana. I graduated from Butte Central Catholic High School in 1983. My original major in college was petroleum engineering, and I pursued my degree at Montana Tech. When the petroleum market bottomed out in the mid 80's, I transferred to Western Montana College where I majored in Broadfield Social Studies.
I accepted my first teaching job in Lavina, Montana, where I taught P.E./Health and Social Studies. I spent three years in Lavina and moved to Burley in 1992. I was hired as a U.S. Government teacher at Burley High School and have been here ever since. During my stay at BHS, I have coached Football, Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Cross Country.
Some other personal facts about myself:
Coached a state champion baseball team in 1994 at Burley High School.
National finalist for David Letterman's Stupid Human Tricks.
Baseball/ Softball commissioner from 1998-2013.
Umpired 3 American Legion Baseball World Series.
I served on the National Federation Baseball Rules Committee for 4 years
Social Studies Department Chair for 21 years
#2 in seniority at Burley High School behind the legendary Tim Gunderson.
I have 2 kids, Molly Mills, who was an All American softball player at The College of Idaho. Molly teaches business classes at Syringa Middle School in Caldwell, Idaho. Also an Academic All American. Jake Mills, played baseball at Miles Community College and Montana State University- Billings. He was 2nd team Great Northwest Conference in 2014. Jake currently teaches Math at Burley High School. Both kids were 3 sport athletes at BHS. I also have two new daughters, Lindsey Burnett and Taylor Galow. They are both graduates of Burley High School. Lindsey teaches music education in Phoenix, and Taylor works for a rafting company in West Glacier, Montana.
Craig has been a widower since 2014.