Nancy Diaz Miller Memorial Scholarship

Nancy Diaz-Miller grew up in Norwalk, California.  She was the first born in her family and was kept busy overseeing her three younger brothers.  School and education played a major role in her life.  She graduated from St. Paul High School and then entered Cerritos College.  While attending Cerritos, she studied hard and earned a spot on the cheer squad as Freida Falcon.  Transferring to CSUF, she majored in English with a minor in Physical Education. She met her future husband while attending CSUF as an undergraduate and later earned a master’s degree from the same school.

Nancy was full of energy and curiosity which led her to many new interests.  During her life, she was a runner competing in numerous half-marathons, learned to sign so she could communicate with deaf individuals, traveled to three continents, practiced Tai Chi, and was an avid zip-liner.

Nancy is well remembered for her engaging smile, servant heart, and love for her family and friends. Birthdays were calendared, remembered, and most importantly, celebrated!

Her faith was central to her life and career and was the source of her forty plus years as an educator serving others as a teacher, principal, and District Administrator for SAUSD.

Nancy’s kind deeds and words full of wisdom have touched the hearts and minds of many individuals.

Her life was cut short by a tragic car accident, but her care and love for others was all so genuine and heartfelt.