Lou Ann was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from Riverview High School in 1979. After lettering in three sports, she received a scholarship to play basketball at Manatee Community College in Bradenton Florida. In 1981 she received an Associate of Arts Degree in Business and later went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of South Florida in 1992. While at South Florida she was on the Dean’s List of Scholars from 1990-1992. She received her Masters Degree in the summer of 2007.
A teaching job took her to Atlanta, GA were she taught Physical Education K-5 grade at Hiram Elementary from 1993-1997. During that time she taught classes that included creative movement, dance, cooperative games, sport skills as well as personal and social skills. She was the lead teacher in a team teaching environment and implemented a morning walking program called the “Morning Mile Club” for students, teachers and parents. For her efforts she received Teacher of the Year honors in 1995-1996.
Having a passion for the game of basketball she started officiating women’s basketball in the mid 1980’s and eventually climbed the ladder and made it to the Division I level. Her officiating accomplishments are listed below:
- Officiated in the NAIA National tournament 1995-1996
- Officiated in the NCAA tournament in 1997
- College Official of the Year in the state of Georgia, 1995-1996
Other Accomplishments Include:
Physical Education Program of the Year 2008 (Presented by PSAHPERD)
National Board Certified Teacher- 2011
Teacher of the Year 2012 (Presented by PSAHPERD)
Ms. Miller is in her tenth year at Mohawk Elementary. She resides in New Wilmington, PA, where her interests include kayaking, cycling, hiking and all outdoor activities.
“Children need role models rather than critics”
Joseph Joubert, French essayist