Lori Mueller is a fourth grade public school teacher in Bowler, Wisconsin. She has been involved in public education for 28 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education, with a minor in math, from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin. She has received numerous awards, which recognize her passion and appreciation for Native American culture and history, including the 2019 Ronald N. Satz Friend of Indian Education from the Wisconsin Indian Education Association, Wisconsin Act 31 Exemplar (2013), and a Kohl
Teaching Fellowship in 2010. She has also been a presenter at the local, state, and national level, including the 2009 NIEA Conference, and the American Indian Studies Summer Institute (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction). She has been awarded several grants that promote literacy via culturally authentic resources. She has been involved in the implementation of a Mohican curriculum written by Tribal members and elders (2008). Her students participated in a Mohican history project which culminated in their illustrations being published in a book entitled: Chief Ninham: Forgotten Hero, by Eva Bowman. Her passions are learning about and sharing a culturally responsive and inclusive curriculum that promotes understanding for all.