Northwood High School Teacher Named Chesapeake Bay Trust's Educator of the Year

Erol Miller's students have been involved with the "greening" of Wheaton.


Wheaton communities are fortunate in having schools with strong environmental programs. It takes passionate teachers to build strong programs.  Over the years I have had the honor of working with one of those teachers, Erol Miller, a science teacher at .    

As a teacher at Northwood, Mr. Miller has been engaging his students in efforts to green Wheaton.  His students have conducted a student-led study on greening the Wheaton CBD, worked to remove invasive plants in Sligo Creek, conducted stream studies, and most recently helped complete the Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail.  

GreenWheaton members are, therefore, pleased to learn that he was recently named the 2012 Chesapeake Bay Trust's Educator of the Year.  Each year, the Trust recognizes an outstanding Maryland educator who has shown an outstanding commitment to environmental education.  

With this award, he will receive a $2,500 grant to provide more outstanding environmental opportunities for Northwood students.  GreenWheaton heartily congratulates Mr. Miller on his recognition, and we look forward to  working with him in the future.

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Ed Murtagh January 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Here is a YouTube video of Erol getting the Chesapeake Bay Trust's Educator of the Year award http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C28E6li-iac&feature=g-upl&context=G2372d75AUAAAAAAAAAA
Kathleen Michels January 31, 2012 at 03:28 AM
One of MCPS's best kept secrets revealed! Northwood HS only awaits support from administrators to highlight an innovative inspiring teacher and program. Why has it been kept under wraps?
Esther French January 31, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Thanks for sharing this YouTube video, Ed!
Ed Murtagh February 29, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Quick Update on Northwood High School and Erol Miller. Got this email update: Today in the Four Seasons Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, at the 2nd Annual Greenschools National Conference, Arne Duncan, the United States' Secretary of Education, specifically mentioned our very own Northwood High School as a national example of a great green school in his keynote address! He specifically mentioned our nature trail - The Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail. reported by Audubon Naturalist Society GreenKids Program Director: Diane Lill


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