Summer Miller teaches 7th-12th grade orchestra in Garden City Kansas. She serves students in Horace Good Middle School as well as Garden City High School. This is her 21st year of teaching. She has served KMEA at both the local level as the Southwest Kansas District Orchestra Chair and at the State level as the KMEA All-State Full Orchestra Chair and now as the All-State String Orchestra Chair. Summer also recently served on the NAfME Council for Orchestra Education. Summer holds a BME from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS and a MME from Kansas State University. In addition, she recently completed ESOL certification coursework. Summer is excited to be participating in the groundbreaking CAN Program. She is passionate about leadership and wants to further develop her own skills in teaching and leading other fine arts teachers through this program. The most exciting part is getting to participate with and learn from other teachers from across the nation. Summer was inspired by her high school music teachers to pursue music education. Fun fact: she has taught in the same classroom for 21 years!