Dr. Miller-Fields Honored with the Gwendolyn P. Goodman “Champion for Children” Award

Known for her caring spirit, grace, leadership, and dedication to improving the lives of youth, Dr. Quentina Miller-Fields, Sr. Director of Pupil Personnel for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, was honored with the Gwendolyn P. Goodman “Champion for Children” Award during the 8th Annual Community Summit hosted by the Savannah- Chatham County Youth Futures Authority.

Nominated by a former student, Dr. Miller-Fields has been with SCCPSS for 21 years. Her earlier years were spent as a job placement specialist for Riley Learning Center. Before that she worked as a school social worker at Savannah Corporate Academy, Heard, Juliette Low and Gadsden Elementary schools. Since becoming Sr. Director for Pupil Personnel, Dr. Miller- Fields has instituted the Young Males Readiness Camp, a successful summer program that helps guide, motivate and build character in young males along with working diligently to reduce the truancy rate for the district.

“Dr. Fields is a true asset to the Savannah- Chatham County School Board; she has always been dedicated to improving the lives of the youth,” says Donna Williams, former student. “She has been a key factor in furthering my education, because she was the first African American woman to tell me “you can succeed” and “you are beautiful.”

The Youth Futures Authority Gwendolyn B. Goodman Award was established in memory of Gwendolyn B. Goodman, widely known and respected for her leadership, community service and advocacy for children. Selections were made based on nominations of those individuals and/or entities that have made significant contributions to help Youth Futures Authority achieve its collective vision.

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