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FISD Employee Wins Golden Eagle Award (Janaury, 2006)

Allison MillerAllison Miller, secretary for the Frisco Independent School District’s Superintendent’s office, was named winner of the Golden Eagle Award at the annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Miller was introduced by her boss Dr. Rick Reedy, who said he couldn’t think of an event in the community that Miller did not attend or serve as one of the organizers. He noted that in the tradition of the first Golden Eagle recipient, teacher and community volunteer, Sue Stafford, Miller is someone who gives of herself unselfishly for young people and has a passion for the community.

“No matter what her “day” job, she has committed untold hours toward volunteer service to raise money for scholarships, to promote the chamber, to help others succeed and to make the world a better place for young people,” Reedy said. He also said he was proud that her “day” job for the last several years has been in FISD. Before joining his office this year, Miller worked at Frisco High School, helping keep track of attendance. She answered the telephone, spent hours talking to students about the importance of getting to class. “She was a trusted friend to many a student who needed a caring adult to confide in or to cry with them,” Reedy said, adding that now she lends her caring ear to parents with concerns or questions.

Miller has a background in marketing. She chairs the Leadership Frisco Advisory Board and works to help strengthen Leadership Frisco. She also serves on the board of Frisco Education Foundation as community relations chair. She coordinates every fundraising event and all community involvement for the Foundation – the Gary Burns Fun Run, Teachers on Ice, Merry Main Street and Scholarship Night. She also spent several years coaching girls youth soccer and working with the Frisco Soccer Association.

Reedy said that it was Miller’s talent for charming others into volunteering their time and talents, particularly her husband, Mike, has helped generate hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist students in their college goals. “She is the consummate volunteer and amazes everyone with the amount of things she can accomplish,” he said.

Miller is the mother of two FHS graduates, Chase Cook and Elizabeth Cook, who are both in college.

“I am so thankful to the Chamber for giving me this award and to my family for supporting me and for putting up with all my time away from home,” Miller said.