Civic Educator of the Year Award

The 2020-21 Civic Educator of the Year Award

Deborah Mueller, Village Home School

Congratulations 2020-21 Civic Educator of the Year Deborah Mueller from Village Home SchoolDeborah Mueller obtained her B.A. and M.A. in French Language and Literature, and then her J.D., from the University of Hawaii. She taught French at the university level and later practiced commercial litigation in Honolulu before deciding to educate her four children full-time. After two years in Northern Virginia, her family moved to Oregon, and she began teaching at Village Home in 2010. In addition to teaching social studies, language arts, and French, Deborah manages Destination Imagination teams, leads the Beaverton Learner Council, and coaches the VH Mock Trial team. She is also the resident Harry Potter nerd! Deborah cherishes every day she gets to learn along with the amazing learners at Village Home.

The Civic Educator of the Year Awardee:

  • Is a K-12 educator in Oregon
  • Has participated in Classroom Law Project programs for at least 5 years
  • Has participated in training other educators or assisting other educators with resources & regularly shares their expertise to help others in their professional community
  • Actively collaborates with colleagues, students, families, & other stakeholders to create a strong culture of Civic Education & Engagement
  • Has the respect and admiration of students, parents, colleagues, and the community
  • Inspires creativity, critical thinking, active learning, and civic participation
  • Is nominated by a colleague, administrator, community member, or participant of a Classroom Law Project program
  • Is Honored at the annual Oregon Civics Conference in December and at Classroom Law Project’s Legal Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner

See whom we’ve honored in past years

To nominate a Civic Educator of the Year:

  • You must personally know your nominee – direct experience of their professional contributions is recommended
  • You must be able to explain and/or provide evidence of the above qualifications when you complete the nomination form
  • You do not need to inform your nominee you have submitted, but you cannot submit anonymously
  • Nominations for 2020 are now closed.