Marie Miller is an amazing person - mother, teacher, coach, volunteer - she does it all, and puts 100% of herself into each of her efforts. Marie graduated from ASU & NAU with her B.Sc. and Masters in Education and has been teaching 3rd, 4th or 5th grade for the past 25 years, along with volunteer work for her district and schools as a teacher representative and site council participant. She now has students in her 5th grade class at Liberty Elementary School, whose parents she taught when they were young. I've seen students of hers who are now in college come runnning over to say hi to Mrs. Miller at a public event, and drag their parents or friends along to listen to their happy memories of her classroom. As a single mother to 3 active kids (10, 13 and 16), Marie is always on the run to parent conferences, band, choir or theater practice, as well as sports team practices. She volunteers as a football mom for her son's Paradise Valley High School team - working at most games to support the team, coaches and booster efforts. As a side job to keep the bills paid for her growing children, Marie coaches the high school men's tennis team in the spring and tutors middle school and high school students in the summer. I am always blown away with everything she manages to get done in her day, week or month. It often seems that the educators of our next generation are the unsung heores in our community and country - working steadily to produce successful young people. As Marie's brother, I feel it is important to recognize everything that she does, and all the lives she has touched over the years. I proudly recommend her for the Beth MacDonald Woman of the Year Award. Please contact me if you have any questions or need any clarification, or if you need other contacts who can comment on Marie's life. Thank you for the opportunity.