From left: Amy Miller and Gracie Renfrow

Amy Miller, second grade teacher at Herty Primary, was recognized as the Outstanding Cooperating Teacher for Fall 2022 at the Clinical Teacher Orientation in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on the Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) campus. She was nominated by her SFASU clinical intern Gracie Renfrow.

In Renfrow’s application to nominate Miller, she called her ‘dedicated and hardworking’.

“Everything she does, she does with her students’ best interest in mind,” said Renfrow. “She goes above and beyond to make sure that she is prepared to teach her students every day.”

Renfrow is the fifth intern, Miller has had over the years. She has taught at Herty Primary for the past eight years and says she loves it. Renfrow graduated from SFASU last Friday and is wrapping up her last week in Miller’s classroom.

“She helped me plan lessons, tell me about techniques that she uses in the classroom and provide feedback,” said Renfrow. “Amy reignited my passion for education, and I’ll be forever thankful for that.”

The Clinical Internship program at SFASU is a collaboration with the Lufkin ISD School District to prepare future teachers for the classroom.