“Bitsy” Dean Browne Miller, a native of Brandon, MS, has been an educator and administrator for 50 years in Hattiesburg. Prior to retiring from the Hattiesburg Public Schools in 1998, she taught in grades one – six, and served as the director of the district-wide kindergarten program and as an elementary school administrator. Upon retirement, she accepted a teaching position in the School of Education at William Carey College in 1998 and two years later became chair of the department of education, a position she held for four years. She requested to return to teaching full time and taught undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to directing the alternate route program. Classes taught included graduate language arts, math, curriculum planning, and seminar in early childhood; undergraduate courses included kindergarten practicum and social studies. In 2012, she requested to teach part-time and currently supervises undergraduate student teachers and graduate alternate route interns. Her professional interests include early childhood education, and she currently is a member of the Hardin Scholars Program, a group of early childhood educators who are revising and updating preschool courses taught at the junior college and university levels in Mississippi. She and her husband, Marvin, are active members of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church and involved in Hattiesburg area community fine arts events. They both enjoy international travel and spending time with their grandchildren.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ph.D. in Elementary Education, University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg
M.S. in Elementary Education, University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Southern Mississippi