7/13/2020 11:26:00 AM Miller earns Community Service Recognition Award
Dawn Miller, a longtime teacher, coach and volunteer, center, has been named the recipient of the Stewartville Community Education Advisory Councilís Community Service Recognition Award for 2020. Katie Bunne, left, nominated Miller for the award. Hailey Liffrig, right, is the Stewartville School District community education director.
As a longtime teacher, coach and volunteer, Dawn Miller has touched the hearts of thousands of students, athletes and parents. At Stewartville High School, she has coached girls basketball, cross country, and track and field. She started Stewie Kraze, an adult workout program, and teaches Stewie Youth Fitness, a class that helps local youth stay active, healthy and strong. As a health and physical education teacher at Stewartville Middle School, Miller requires her students to complete a community service learning project. By doing so, she teaches them about the joy of serving others. She introduces her sixth-grade health students to a deputy from the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, who, through the D.A.R.E. program, teaches them about the importance of making good decisions. During Red Ribbon Week, Miller teaches her students to avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Mindful of Miller's work at school and in the community, the Stewartville Community Education Advisory Council has named Miller the recipient of its annual Community Service Recognition Award. Each year, the Advisory Council recognizes the winner at a breakfast celebration at Tarsilla's Coffee House and Cafe. With this year's breakfast cancelled by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Council honored Miller virtually... For more on this story pick up your copy of the July 14 Stewartville STAR.