Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.
Shelia Ann Miller
Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2008
Miller began her career in 1960 teaching elementary and junior high music in Daviess County. In 1963, she became the director of the Daviess County High School Choir. During her tenure, she has produced four generations of music lovers and a workforce of music educators and practitioners.
“One of the many blessings of my teaching career has been the joy of teaching the children of my former students, watching them, like their parents, excel in music,” Miller wrote. “Academics are vitally important, but so is the musical part of a young person’s life.”
Since 1960, Miller has conducted her students in more than 1,000 concerts, competitions, and stage productions. She encourages her students to find themselves in their music, original ideas, and world and to practice integrity and strive for excellence in pursuit of their individual goals and dreams.
During her career, Miller was honored with the Golden Apple Award from Ashland Oil Co., the Owensboro Mayor’s Award of Excellence for Community Service, the Elizabeth Munday Recognition honor for community involvement and advocacy for special populations, the It’s About Kids Secondary Educator of the Year Award from Daviess County Schools, and was twice named the Daviess County High School Teacher of the Year. Miller retired in 2007.