April 17, 2024

Mattie Miller, a area fixture in education, lifeless at 90

The Greek thinker Aristotle at the time reported that “the one particular distinctive signal of thorough understanding is the electricity of educating.”

If that is accurate, then Mattie Miller’s stage of know-how unquestionably lapped most people’s.

Miller, who died Saturday at age 90, taught and held a wide variety of academic roles throughout her 43 many years functioning in the Evansville Vanderburgh College Corp. She taught at schools this kind of as Lincoln Higher College and Harper Elementary College, was a counselor at Reitz, an assistant principal at Plaza Park, then returned to Harper as the principal in advance of retiring in 2001. She gained scores of educating awards along the way, far too.

Mattie Miller at a 2007 meeting of the Vanderburgh County Retired Educators.

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It truly is not a surprise to hear how concerned Miller was in nearby education and learning when you hear to her son, Kori Miller, 66, chat about her adore of training.

“Training and (working with) youngsters, that’s what she cherished to do,” Miller mentioned. “That was her factor. It was what she did.”