As a Gifted and Talented teacher in Prosper, Texas, Tara Gipson has taught about genocide over the last eight years. In 2010, Tara and her 23 students created an online memorial to remember the victims of the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The project,”teensmad4Rwanda” used USA Today’s “America Wants” Twitter Campaign to launch their genocide awareness project. With hard work and commitment, Tara and her
Kim Klett is an English teacher at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona, where she teaches A.P. Literature and Holocaust Literature. Kim is also a Regional Educator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducting workshops for teachers throughout the Southwest region. She is the sponsor of her school’s ADL’s A World of Difference peer training program. Kim has worked to bring many speakers
Jim Messina is the Director of Spiritual Development at Saint Martin de Porres Academy, a tuition-free Catholic Middle school in New Haven, Connecticut. Jim has dedicated the last six years to working with children from economically disadvantaged families while instilling in them the importance of social justice and community service. As a part of the Religion curriculum at the school, Jim has taught about
Nicole Moore has worked as a middle and high school English teacher in Oakland and San Jose for the past four years. Her curriculum reflects her belief that educational standards and complex social issues can be addressed simultaneously, and she is most proud of the instructional plans she created for units dealing with connections between the Holocaust and Sudan. While working as a classroom
Pam Smith has been a public school teacher over twenty years with instructional assignments as a secondary language arts teacher, graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama, middle school gifted education language arts and social studies teacher, and community college instructor. Currently, Smith is an online instructor for Okaloosa Online, Blue Ridge Learning Academy, and Troy University as well as an English instructor
Mark Turbak has also been heavily involved with a number of international human rights organizations in the Twin Cities including Amnesty International, American Refugee Committee, and the Center for Victims of Torture.
With a teaching career that extends for nearly two decades, James consistently has encouraged his students to assume activist roles but has not, himself, developed the tools and resources to take on such a role.