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Geraldine “Tincy” Miller

January 1, 2003

2003 – Dallas, Texas

Tincy Miller is a life-long activist and advocate for education. In addition, she is a principal in a nationally renowned real estate firm, and a highly regarded civic leader who is called upon frequently to lead community and cultural causes. In March 2003, Tincy was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry as Chair of the Texas State Board of Education. At the time she was the longest serving Republican member of the Board, having served for almost two decades. She is on the board’s Committee on Instruction, which she previously chaired and has led the Task Force on Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Tincy is a licensed real estate broker, vice chair of Henry S. Miller Companies, and a reading specialist for children with dyslexia. She became involved with the schools when her own dyslexic child could not find adequate support within the school system. Tincy graduated from SMU and earned her Master’s in Reading from Texas A&M-Commerce. She has taught in the reading laboratory of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children and in a private school for dyslexia and related disorders. She serves on the board of L.I.F.T. (Literacy Instruction for Texas) and has been its president. She is the founding chair of the annual campaign, of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, International Reading Association and the Academic Language Therapist Association. Tincy has chaired major fund raising events for United Cerebral Palsy, Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, TACA, and the Crystal Charity Ball, to mention only a few. Her awards are numerous, including the 1999 Tom Landry Award of Excellence in Volunteerism.She and her husband, Vance, have four children. Her mother-in-law, Juanita Miller is a Northwood Distinguished Woman of 1974.