PORT WASHINGTON N.Y. —
Boyd County educator Norma Meek recently received the Mutt-i-grees Advocacy Award from the North Shore Animal League for her work in developing and implementing a humane education program.
Meek, the parent advocacy coordinator for the Boyd County School District and a former teacher of the year, is a leader in pilot testing and implementation in Kentucky. As a national peer trainer for the Mutt-i-grees curriculum, she presents the curriculum to other educators throughout the United States.
The curriculum was developed through the Yale University School of the 21st Century Program.
The curriculum builds on children's affinity for animals to teach compassion, empathy and social responsibility. Children learn social and emotional skills through interaction with animals.
The program is part of a larger campaign to raise consciousness of and the desirability of mixed-breed dogs and shelter animals.
The North Shore Animal League, headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.
PORT WASHINGTON N.Y. —
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