Jeannine Miller, a dedicated educator and counselor, has been recognized with the establishment of a unique scholarship that provides funding to teachers who desire to serve Hancock County students through their pursuit of guidance, counseling, and/or social work certification.
Mrs. Miller started teaching in the Greenfield-Central School System in 1958 and served its students for 39 years. She first worked at Greenfield High School as well as Riley Elementary School. In 1960, she assumed a similar role at the then new Greenfield Junior High School.
Jeannine initially taught physical education and health education, but soon into her career, moved into the position of Dean of Girls. Later, she became a counselor for the Junior High and remained in that position until her retirement in 1998. In recognition of her stellar career in education, Jeannine received numerous awards and citations including the Middle School Counselor of the Year from the State of Indiana in 1998 and the 1999 Distinguished Alumnus of Greenville College (now University).
Jeannine is married to Pearson Miller, also a long-time educator in Hancock County. They have two sons, Jon and Phillip, both of whom graduated from Greenfield-Central High School.
Countless students benefitted from Jeannine’s caring guidance. It is in this spirit that Pearson, Jon, and Phillip recognize the positive impact that school guidance counselors and social workers can make on the lives of students. The family has a deep desire to see that value-based counseling is readily available for students during their primary and secondary education years by equipping them with qualified school personnel to do this important work.
This scholarship provides financial support to current teachers who wish to pursue counseling and social work with proper licensing. Qualified applicants must commit to working as a counselor or social worker in one of the four public school systems of Hancock County.