LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Amy Miller

Position: School Counselor
School: Cosby High School
School District: Cocke County Schools
City, State: Cosby, TN

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Amy Miller was nominated by a member of her community, John Derreck Whitson.

"Amy works tirelessly with her students, their families, and school administration to get the best results with limited resources," Whitson said. "I have witnessed her work after hours, on weekends, and during school holidays so that her students can achieve their respective goals.  If proper funding is not available, she finds private resources to help go above and beyond. She is also involved in the personal lives of her students, from promoting extracurricular activities, to propelling reminders of deadlines, to making private phone calls so she can give students added support. She is constantly delivering the message to never give up and continue fiercely in the face of adversity.  Our rural community in Appalachia is underserved on so many levels, but Amy combines determination with cheer to promote our traditions, values, and culture.  She exemplifies the fortitude of a genteel leader."



Comments (15)


Erica Lillard Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Miller has always been a person I go to for emotional and moral support as a student . She has gone out of her way multiple times to aid me in the success of my future. She is a wonderful and true person who would do everything she could for her students.

Renee O. Posted over a year ago

Amy you are incredible. You impact will ripple across generations.

Olivia Rico-McKeen Posted over a year ago

Amy Miller is a life changer. Give her all the support she needs to do her good work.

Morgan Phillips Posted over a year ago

Mrs.Miller has really impacted my life. She helped me get into the school i never thought i could get in to. She has always helped me no matter what even with me out of high school she still helps me with college. She’s the best guidance counselor i’ve ever had!

Courtney Bachus Posted over a year ago

Amy is one of the most passionate people I know and I couldn’t be happier to see her nominated for this!!! I know she’s a blessing to every student, family, or colleague she comes in contact with ????

Katrina Rico Posted over a year ago

Amy is so well deserving of this nomination. Her dedication to her work and her students is truly given unselfishly. She has such a positive impact on her community, even during these trying times. You rock Amy!!!

Aaliyah Shelton Posted over a year ago

I became acquainted with Amy Miller when she coached the Lady Eagles Volleyball Team. From day one she encouraged, motivated and taught us to be our best on and off the court. She has went above and beyond with helping me with ACT registrations and deadlines. I admire her for the way she treats everyone the same with no judgement. I count it an honor and blessing to know Amy Miller.

Ruben Zamora Posted over a year ago

Thank you Amy for going above and beyond to help change lives ... God Bless you.

Cheryl Worcester Posted over a year ago

Amy, Congratulations on this wonderful and well deserved recognition! You're an amazing example to your students and their families. Hygs, Aunt Cheryl

Raymond Miller Posted over a year ago

Amy has a strong desire to help those in need and has dedicated her life to that end. I know of no one more sincere in pursuing that goal. She always goes the extra mile in helping people, even when it is detrimental to her own personal gain. She has made positive influences on the lives of too many to count.

Austin Miller Posted over a year ago

This is one of the hardest working girls I've had the pleasure to know. She loves each individual student, and wants to help them all. Amy Miller for life changer of the year.

Kathryn Banks Posted over a year ago

Thoughtful and great!

Chris Brown Posted over a year ago

Definitely one of the hardest working staff at Cosby Highschool, she means a lot to us students!

Chesnie Barnes Posted over a year ago

Amy Miller is one of the most amazing woman I have ever met. She has completely changed my life. She is always there to pick me up when I’m down and would do anything to make sure I’m okay. She is truly one of the greatest blessings in my life. She is always there to help guide me through my career planning and through life’s obstacles.

Lexie Barnes Posted over a year ago

Amy Miller is one of the most amazing people I know. She has helped me through so much. Not only is she my school counselor but she is also one of my best friends. She is such a beautiful soul! Thank you so much for being here and being you!