Teacher Feature on Mr. Muller


Sydney Curry, Staff Writer

At which school in the district do you teach?

Stroudsburg Junior High School.

What subject(s) do you teach?

Introduction to Physical Science.

What grade (s) do you teach?

9th Grade.

How long have you been teaching at SASD?

30 years.

What is one important lesson you have learned as an educator?

All students learn at different rates, we need to be patient, allowing students to bloom in their own time.

Is there anything you wish you had known as a first-year teacher? 

I learned that I needed to compartmentalize. I needed to slow down.

What is your favorite part about teaching?

I love when the light bulb goes off and I then realize my students get it.  It’s also nice when former students come back to say hi.

If you could teach another subject what would it be and why?

I might want to be an industrial art teacher as I love woodworking and hands-on activities.

What is one piece of advice you would share with your students? 

Follow your dreams when choosing a career.

What is your favorite sports team? Why are they your favorite? 

I’m a Philly “four”.   I grew up in the suburbs of Philly.

What is your favorite quote and what does it mean to you? 

If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.  It tracks very nicely when I tell students to pick a career that they will enjoy.

How and when did you know that teaching was what you wanted to do? 

I began my college career in the field of engineering.  I thought I would become a mechanical engineer.  I soon realized I had neither the funds nor the drive to do that.  I changed my major to economics.  I thought a business career would suit me.  I received my BS in economics and went out to work in the “real world”.  I spent a couple of years in business and decided it wasn’t for me.  I always had an inner calling to be a teacher.  I went back to school and earned my BA in education, followed up by an MS in education, and finally followed that up with a certification as a principal.  Soon thereafter I was hired by the best district in the area, and the rest they say is history…I mean science.