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Summary

I am a Holocaust educator and English teacher enriching my knowledge of the Holocaust and other genocides. 

Education

May 2016Present

M.A. Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College

Anticipated graduation date April 2018

G.P.A 3.96

Ferst Fellowship recipient

Courses: Holocaust Historiography, Popes, Jews, and Blood: The Circulation of a Symbol, From Armenia to Auschwitz: An examination of Modern Genocide, The Holocaust and European Mass Murder, Gender and Genocide, Literature of the Holocaust, Comparative Genocide, Their Brother's Keepers: Rescuers and Righteous Gentiles, Loss and Renewal: The Aftermath of the Holocaust, The Native American Genocides.

Research Papers: "Ordinary Executioners: A Comparison of Browning and Goldhagen", "Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism during the Spanish Inquisitions", "Blood on Bear River: An Examination of Gender in the Bear River Massacre", "Gendering Rescue", "The Reality of Liberation".

Presentations: "Blood on Bear River" "The Holodomor: Stalin's Genocide".

Sep 2005May 2011

B.A. English

Montana State University-Billings

Extended English degree with teaching certification

G.P.A. 3.75

Work experience

Sep 2011Present

English Teacher

Billings West High School

Design and implement curriculum. Facilitate learning. Run all aspects of an English classroom. Six-to-eight week unit on Elie Wiesel's Night, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and correlating Holocaust history. 

2017Present

World's Apart but not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Ed. for All

Synagogue Liason, co-presenter

This is a seminar for educators that explores the parallels between the Holocaust and Federal Indian Policy and its impact on Native Americans. This is a satellite seminar of the Olga Lengyl Institute in New York City.

Professional Development

Indian Education for All Best Practices Convention Presenter                                 February 2017

-Presented for educators at state-wide conference about teaching a genocidal massacre of Blackfeet Indians.

World's Apart But Not Strangers

Holocaust and Native American Genocide Seminar (participant)                               July 2015

Montana Writing Project

Emphasis on Indian Education for All                                                                            June 2015

Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program                                                  July 2014

Extra Curricular

Student Council Adviser                                                                                                2013- 2017

Prom Adviser                                                                                                                  2013-Present

Creative Writing Club Adviser                                                                                       2014-Present

Arts Facilitator                                                                                                                2012-2015

Building Representative for Local Union                                                                     2015-Present 

 West High Tech Integration                                                                                         2014-Present

Memberships

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society

MEA-MFT Union

NEA-AFT Union

National Writing Project

Elk River Writing Project

Holocaust Educators Network (HEN)

Languages

Conversational German