Native instructor receives award for Excellence in Holocaust Training

Native instructor receives award for Excellence in Holocaust Training

The Tennessee Holocaust Fee introduced the recipients of the 2021 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Training.

The winners included Julie Kinder-McMillan of Robertsville Center Faculty.

She’s going to obtain a $1,500 scholarship. These funds can be utilized to develop new curriculum, attend trainings and buy sources to assist additional have interaction college students within the research of the Holocaust. The digital award ceremony passed off on Might 15 throughout the Holocaust Fee’s Annual Day of Remembrance Holocaust Commemoration.

The Tennessee Holocaust Fee has sponsored the 2022 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Training since 1995. Established by Memphis entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jack A. Belz and Ira Lipman, the award acknowledges excellent educators who excel within the educating of the Holocaust. Annually educators from East, West and Center Tennessee are honored. Previous recipients of the award have gone on to attend worldwide conferences, been appointed as Trainer Fellows to the USA Holocaust Memorial Museum and served as academic liaisons for the Fee. 

Mira Kimmelman challenged students and those in her audiences to reflect upon the history of the Holocaust and contemporary examples of injustice.

Julie Kinder-McMillan has taught eighth grade English Language Arts at Robertsville Center Faculty in Oak Ridge for the previous 25 years. She earned a B.A. from Carson-Newman School, M.A.T. from ETSU, and Ed.S. and Ed.D. from Carson-Newman College.

Kinder-McMillan incorporates Holocaust memoirs and historical past into an interdisciplinary PBL research every spring. In 2000 and 2014, Kinder-McMillan skilled underneath students on the USHMM in Washington, D.C. She beforehand received the Belz-Lipman Award in 2013 and has served as a Trainer Fellow with the THC since that point. She chaired the Holocaust Training Convention co-sponsored by the THC and Oak Ridge Faculties in 2019. She has co-facilitated the Mira Kimmelman Holocaust Examine Group for adults within the Oak Ridge neighborhood since 2019 and is honored to be working with the Kimmelman household to hold ahead the legacy of the late Mira Kimmelman, a Holocaust survivor and speaker who made her residence in Oak Ridge, the information launch said. 

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