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


May 20162018

M.A. Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College

G.P.A 3.89

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: An Examination of the Role of Gender in Rescue", "The Reality of Liberation: What happened at the Moment of Liberation". "The Ghetto Sings: An Examination of Culture in the Warsaw Ghetto"

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. 

Semester-long seminar course titled "Literature of the Holocaust" Senior level.


Worlds 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 Lengyel Institute in New York City.

Professional Development

Presenter at Montana State Teaching convention:                                                   October 2018

"Teaching Trauma: Best Practices for Teaching about Traumatic Events."

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.

Worlds Apart But Not Strangers

 (Synagogue liason and co-presenter)                                                                           2017-current

Elk River 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

School Improvement Committee                                                                                 Present

District textbook and novel adoption committee                                                       2016- Present


Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society



National Writing Project

Elk River Writing Project

Holocaust Educators Network (HEN)


Conversational German