School Dedication Honors the Legacy of Coy Miller

Sep 21, 2016

Students, parents and community members joined educators and special guests for a dedication ceremony on September 11 at Frisco ISD’s Miller Elementary School, 300 Cypress Hill Drive in Little Elm.

The new campus is named for Coy Miller, a former Frisco ISD School Board president and longtime supporter of youth agricultural programs.

After retiring from the School Board, Miller co-chaired the 1995 and 1998 Citizen’s Bond Committees. The successful referendums helped FISD keep up with its phenomenal growth. He also served on the Fair Board that orchestrated the annual Frisco Fair and Livestock Show for 16 years and he served on the Buyer’s Committee for the Collin County Livestock Show for 10 years.

As owner of Pardner’s Garden and Feed Store, for years Miller was one of only a small number of business owners in town, and he was often called upon by schools and organizations for donations and assistance.

He continues to support FISD schools through the store to this day, loaning hay used in floats for the Frisco Community Parade.

“Coy Miller is always ready to help with his words, his heart and his hands,” said Miller Principal Ashley Miller. “He is a true teacher and servant leader. As a business owner and a community member, he sets a wonderful example for all of us in how to treat others with kindness and generosity.”

Tammy Freeman Morgan, Miller’s daughter and executive director of Curriculum and Instruction in Pilot Point ISD, described her father’s genuine love for people, excitement to go to work every day and ability to remember customers’ names and make them feel special.

The ceremony included a presentation by the Miller Elementary Choir, including a performance of the Miller school song, which ends with a fitting “Yee haw!”

A plaque featuring Mr. Miller was also unveiled, and refreshments and an open house followed the ceremony.

Miller Elementary was designed by architect Corgan and built by construction manager Cadence McShane. Its capacity is 760 students.