The Heroines

Dr. Nancy C. Millett

is honored with a Brick from Marcus T. Ballenger

Dr. Nancy C. Millett Dr. Nancy Carlyon Millett

Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education
Wichita State University

Insightful, articulate, dedicated, organized, professional, exuberant, teacher, empowered, sentimental and friend are words I use to describe my colleague and friend Nancy Carlyon Millett. Our friendship spans over thirty years of professional and personal interactions. Nancy is the epitome of a professional colleague. Her knowledge of language and her ability to organize the nuances of language are unparalleled. Using her skills with language and organization, she has always assisted fellow teachers and students with editing, refining teaching styles and researching teaching processes. Whether it was planning a workshop, reviewing a presentation, editing professional writings or teaching me the craft of teaching, Nancy always has been a key player in my professional career.
Her ability as a teacher/educator/author has been recognized by three national publishing companies. Ginn and Company published two of her books, How to Read a Poem and How to Read a Short Story. Scott, Foresman and Company recognized her ability when they asked her to join the team of writers for their literature series, Explorations in Literature. Then, in 1982, 1988, 1990 and 2000, Nancy joined a team of authors to write the first grammar/literature based language arts series, Houghton-Mifflin English K-12 for Houghton-Mifflin and Company. She is also the author of Teaching the Writing Process: a guide for teachers and supervisors published by Houghton-Mifflin and Company.
In her other life outside academia, Nancy loves the Colorado mountains. We both love Ouray, Colorado where we have spent many hours hiking, jeeping, fishing and rebuilding old homes. Currently, golfing in sunny Florida occupies much of her time. I am extremely honored to call Nancy my friend. She is my heroine.
Submitted by:
Marcus Taylor Ballenger
Associate Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education
Wichita State University