CAHS theater director wins top award




Delynne Miller, CAHS theater director, is the 2014-2015 Thespian Teacher Hall of Fame Award winner.

Delynne Miller, CAHS theater director, is the 2014-2015 Thespian Teacher Hall of Fame Award winner.

FLINT TWP. — Delynne Miller, Carman-Ainsworth High School’s language arts and theater teacher, is the recipient of the Michigan Educational Theater Association’s (META) Hall of Fame Award for the 2014- 2015 school year.

“This award is presented to an outstanding theatre educator each year,” said C-A Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, reading from a META press release. “The nominee must have been in service for a minimum of 15 years and should demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and exceptional skills as a theatre director and program leader. Candidates must also make significant commitments to serving the Michigan Education Theater Association.”

While acknowledging the award during a special recognition at the January 20 C-A board of education meeting, Tunnicliff said Miller is not merely a teacher, but a quality individual with character who always selects the most difficult shows for her students to perform. Many of them go on to pursue theatrical studies in college.

One teacher each year in inducted into the META teacher’s Hall of Fame. The recipient is announced at the Michigan Thespian Festival during the first weekend of December. This year’s festival was held December 6-8 at Saginaw Valley State University.

META is devoted entirely to supporting theater education and events for students and teachers in Michigan.

META is an official chapter of The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). The EdTA is a professional association for theatre educators, with more than 90,000 members in the United States, Canada, and abroad. — Rhonda Sanders


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