Department of Defense Education Activity

Millie Harris
Stowers Elementary School
7791 Stowers Drive
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Gifted Education, 1–5

Click on the questions to hear Millie Harris's interview at the State Teacher of the Year conference. You must have a Real Player to listen to the interview. If you do not have a Real Player, click on the Real Player graphic:

1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

What is the one tip or suggestion that you wish someone had given to you prior to your first year of teaching?


Millie Harris, 2001
State Teacher of the Year,
Department of Defense Education Activity
Millie Harris, the Department of Defense Education Activity 2001 Teacher of the Year, has taught elementary-school enrichment for almost 23 years, most recently at Stowers Elementary in Fort Benning, Georgia. She has led numerous teacher in-service and parent training workshops on such topics as self-esteem, gifted identification, multiple intelligences, best practices for school improvement, critical thinking and Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, as applied to teaching. In April of 1994 she was included in the National Science and Technology Honor Roll of Teachers, which was awarded to one teacher in each of the 50 states. She has served on The Anniston Museum of Natural History's Education Advisory Board, President of the Calhoun County Council for Exceptional Children, President of the Fort McClellan Education Association and on The State of Alabama Department of Education Talented and Gifted Advisory Board.  

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