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To Whom It May Concern:

Have you seen Jana Miller do her thing as a teacher of human anatomy? If you haven't, she is something to behold. She can not only involve children at different grade levels in the circulatory system, she can also talk intelligently about musculature and the key elements of health for the different age groups.

I should like to recommend Ms. Jana Miller as a teacher of biology and especially as a teacher who can make that science come alive in the minds of youngsters from age 5 through high school.

Ernesto M. Bernal, Ph.D.
Former Vice-principal of Keystone Academy
Former Director of the San Antonio Gifted Foundation



To Whom It May Concern:

Any school or summer program would do well to enlist the help of Jana Miller, who makes Anatomy Studies come alive for children. Ms. Miller has put together a delightful program of games and interactive instruction, which will have children jumping up and down in excitement, volunteering to be red blood cells, or the pacemaker of the heart. Dynamic, organized, and educational, these anatomy games keep their brains and their bodies fully involved in the instruction.

As a Director of a school for gifted children, I could always count on Ms. Miller to come up with an exciting curriculum and engaging activities. She was dependable, responsible, and handled small or large classrooms smoothly and with maximum interest. Her content is solid, and her approach hands-on and fun.

Carmen Tafolla, Ph.D.
Internationally published author, speaker, and Educational Consultant
Former Director, Camino School for the Gifted and Creative Child



March 2, 2009

Dear Ms. Miller,

Thank you for participating in the Second Annual Timberwilde Science Expo. The "Anatomy and PhysiologyThrough Art and Role Playing" activity that you presented was exciting and educational. The floor size puzzle of the cardiovascular system was complex, yet not overwhelming. Participants were taken through a process that reveals a basic understanding of the system to students at all levels of learning. Even the adults enjoyed participating! Your explanation of the cardiovascular system takes a person to deeper depths of understanding. Despite the fast paced, carnival like atmosphere of our program, you maintained a professional, calm and confident demeanor. You and your daughter interacted well with all participants. We will definitely invite Neuromuscular Concepts to join our future Science Expositions. Below are comments received from our community participants:

"I was fortunate to witness Jana interact with the children and parents. They loved the approach plus the children seem to enjoy moving around and actually being a part of the learning. She had three full classrooms with people waiting to get in each session." (Timberwilde Parent Volunteer)

"The Anatomy through Art & Role Playing was a really fun and educational experience. I really loved the fact that everyone got the chance to experience how the human body really works first-hand instead of having them learn through a textbook. I could really tell that the children enjoyed participating in this activity and while they were playing, they were also learning. They not only learned the functions of different parts of the human body, but they also learned to work together to get the job done. I myself, as a current student in biology, learned things that I did not know. This was definitely a positive experience for me and I would recommend it to any child or parent in a heartbeat." (High School Student)

Again, we are thankful for your participation, and we look forward to your involvement in the future.

Sincerely,

E. Iris Cardenas
Teacher/Science Facilitator
Timberwilde Elementary