Rabbi Meir Muller Named Conservation Principal of the Year
The Conservation Principal of the Year Award is presented annually to an outstanding proponent of environmental education by the Richland SWCD. Muller will be recognized at the SWCD’s Awards Banquet on May 18th.
Thanks to Muller, children at CJDS have unique opportunities to spend time in nature. Over the course of several years, Muller has fostered the development of an extensive outdoor classroom featuring an accessible bridge and boardwalk, raised bed gardens, nature trail, play area, and an amphitheater with stump-style seating.
Children have additional opportunities to immerse themselves in nature during an after-school “Imaginature” program facilitated by parent volunteer Michaux Shaffer, who nominated Muller for this award. “
In addition to his role at CJDS, Muller holds a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education and has served as a full-time faculty member in the College of Education at USC since 2011. Last year, he was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators for his outstanding leadership and professionalism as an educator of early childhood teachers.
Read more about Rabbi Muller and this award at this link.