Emily Millett believes that everyone can learn successfully. She is so sure, she’s dedicated her life to helping people reach this goal.

Emily’s resume is impressive enough – 20 years on the Leon County School Board, 25 years as a school volunteer, membership on over 50 education task forces – but it’s her personal journey with education that sparked her passion for how people learn and inspired her to dedicate her time toward exploring and applying this insight.

It took her 45 years to realize she was not challenged but simply needed to learn by visualizing information to make connections. Once Emily understood her learning style, the world opened up and she began to take every opportunity to gain new skills and experiences. When she was 49, she traveled to China to share learning insights with Chinese educators. Since then, she has visited all seven continents. Along the way, she enhanced her writing and note taking abilities, and has applied her talents while serving with many organizations – a TALL graduate, assisting with the program, and serving on the Senior Services Advisory Council for over seven years. As one of the founders of a state school volunteer program and a person who embodies lifetime learning, Emily feels she has plenty of knowledge and experience to share. “I could write a book,” she says – which sounds like a pretty good idea.

Even with her extraordinary commitment to education, Emily Millett’s proudest achievement is her family. With her husband Pete by her side, she has raised three children and has been blessed with five grandchildren. Her main mission in life? To spoil her grandkids: “Absolute love and absolute spoiling is a grandmother’s job.”