19 Middle & High School Teachers From 5 States Selected for Unique Holocaust Education Program

January 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
NEWARK, NJ — The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has selected 19 middle and high school teachers from Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Washington to participate in its 2007 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three-day academic program that explores topics in Holocaust education in-depth.

The seminar will take place January 13-15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday weekend) at the Hilton Newark Airport hotel in Elizabeth, N.J.

The Advanced Seminar is a graduate-level program in which a select group of educators who are already well versed in Holocaust studies are given the opportunity to study more focused topics relating to the Holocaust.

Through lectures from renowned Holocaust scholars including Debórah Dwork, Robert Jan Van Pelt, Tim Cole, and Radu Ionaid, participants will learn about the progression of the Holocaust in Poland, Italy, the Baltic states, and Romania. They will also discuss how to present the material to their students.

The program is designed for Alfred Lerner Fellows, educators who have already attended the JFR Summer Institute for Teachers, which is held at Columbia University.

“These educators have shown a tremendous commitment to teach the Holocaust in their schools. By attending this high-level program, they will gain an even greater understanding of the Holocaust that will increase their effectiveness in the classroom and enable them to reach other educators who teach this subject,” said JFR Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl. “The geographical approach we took this year with our program gives educators an opportunity to go more in depth in different countries. While similar occurrences took place, there were intrinsic differences.”

List of Participants:

Maureen Marullo Loggers’ Run Middle School, Boca Raton, FL
Bonnie Powell Plant City High School, Plant City, FL
Bernadette Bennet Sarasota County Schools, Sarasota, FL
Noreen Brand Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Kinnan Johnston John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, FL
Debbie Neese The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, GA
Judy Schancupp The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, GA
Dennis Ruggiero Saint Pius X Catholic High School, Atlanta, GA
Glenda McFadden Nashua Catholic Regional High School, Nashua, NH
Lou Ann Gable Lower Cape May Regional High School, Cape May, NJ
Janice Kaposky Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls, NJ
Rosemarie Wilkinson Raritan High School, Hazlet, NJ
Dale Daniels Center for Holocaust Studies at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
Jane Denny The Rumson Country Day School, Rumson, NJ
Larry Kolano Cascade Middle School, Longview, WA
Mark Johnson Seattle Preparatory School, Seattle, WA
Rosemary Conroy St. Luke, Shoreline, WA
Freddie Yuddin Ingraham High School, Seattle, WA

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous was created in 1986 to provide financial assistance to non-Jews who risked their lives and often the lives of their families to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Today, the JFR supports more than 1,300 aged and needy rescuers in 28 countries. The Foundation also runs an internationally lauded Holocaust education program for middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center personnel that preserves the legacy of rescuers through its national Holocaust teacher education program.