Allison Miller to Direct Frisco Education Foundation (August, 2006)
Allison Miller, chairman of the Community Relations Committee for the Frisco Education Foundation and eight-year veteran Frisco Independent School District employee, has been named FEF director.
FEF was established in 1999 to provide scholarships for FISD graduates and grants for teachers who wish to implement special academic programs. The seniors must apply for the scholarships and be approved by the scholarship committee. The teachers apply for the grant money through the annual Grants for Great Ideas program. To date, FEF has awarded more than $900,000 in scholarships and $65,000 in grant money. The foundation director works directly with the board and the community to raise funds for these projects.
Miller has a strong background in marketing and community relations and has most recently been employed as secretary to FISD Superintendent Rick Reedy. She has served on the foundation board for six years, soliciting donations, coordinating volunteers, working with the media, helping coordinate the Gary Burns Fun Run and working with the scholarship committee.
Miller was recognized last year as the recipient of the 2005 Golden Eagle Award by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce for her community service. She currently chairs the Leadership Frisco Board of Directors. Her professional background includes the positions of Marketing Coordinator for the Starwood Development, Membership and Marketing Coodinator for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Relocation Coodinator for Coldwell Banker. In 1999 Miller joined the Frisco Independent School District where she has worked in a variety of positions dealing with students, parents and the general public.
“Ms. Miller has a strong working knowledge of the Frisco Education Foundation due to her service on the FEF board and first-hand experience with the goals and achievements of Frisco Independent School District and our students. She will be an excellent director for this very important program,” said Reedy.
Miller is replacing former FEF Director K. Jonas who retired at the end of the 2005-2006 school year.