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Sandra Miller (TN '92)


At the time of the Award, Sandra Miller was:

Portland Middle School
Portland, TN

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 6, 7, 8

Biographical Information

A teacher of social studies and mass communications at Portland Middle School in Portland, Sandra Miller developed a student-operated cable television news program that has become a model for the Stae Model Student At-Risk Drop-out Prevention Program. The Program was also a recipient of the Tennessee School board Award of Excellence. Describing herself as forceful, determined, and understanding, Ms. Miller encourages and motivates her students similarly to reach their maximum potential. "I am an educator because of my endless love for learning and children of all ages," she says. Ms. Miller imparts her personal philosophy of life to her students - "If you can dream it, you can do it."

Related Connections

Memoriam: Sandra Miller (TN '92) Passes Away

Additional Information


1973 David Lipscomb University, B.S.

Academics, At-risk Students, Computers, Discipline, Drop-outs, Grant Writing, Internet, Music Programs, Performing Arts, Self-esteem