Ms. Miller taught one summer for Annunciation Summer
Camp. She worked with children ages 3 to
12 years of age. She taught four different age
groups and was able to manage each group. Her
teaching was very innovative with marked
concern for the individual child. Perhaps most
impressive is her dedication to the students.
Not only does she own the company; she
works with the students to help them raise their
level of etiquette, which will help all through
life. The program was a success. One could
not, however, assess Ms. Miller's work without
mentioning the one factor that, while intangible,
is the hallmark of her success in etiquette,
her love and concern for other children.
She was greeted successfully and affectionately
throughout the summer, and I never
saw a student reluctant to enter her room.
I very much enjoyed observing Ms. Miller and the
students. She was very enthusiastic and appeared
to develop a rapport with the students.
The students seemed to enjoy themselves
and responded well to Ms. Miller's program.
It was refreshing to observe a group of young students actively
participating and learning basic social skills. Whether they realized it or
not, they will carry these valuable lessons with them for the rest of their
lives. Ms. Miller's class provided important life skills that will enable the students
to succeed with confidence in everyday life.
As Ms. Miller proceeded she mesmerized her little students,
displaying an extraordinary sense of how
children learn. As a consummate educator, Ms.
Miller also demonstrated the ability of keeping
the students attention through a series of
subtle games and positive reinforcement.
It was such a refreshing experience to witness this
gifted teacher at work. Her passion for her subject,
sensitivity to her students, and her ability
as a communicator were indeed extraordinary.
As I sat watching the class I thought
to myself, "What a difference this one individual
could make in the lives of boys and girls in
Houston, in Texas and, ultimately, in schools across