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Herman accepted for Shoah museum fellowship
May 1st, 2012
Milwaukeean Laurie Herman recently was notified that she was accepted for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 2011-2012 year.
In an email, she said she applied as both the eighth grade Holocaust educator at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School and as the library/media center director for the Coalition for Jewish Learning, the education program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
The fellowship will bring her to Washington, D.C., this July for five days as part of a group of Holocaust educators, and back in the summer of 2013 for three days.
The fellowship requires that she complete a Holocaust Outreach Project over the next year in Milwaukee.
“I feel very honored to have received this fellowship and look forward to creating something new and productive for our community — as well as being available to assist the Holocaust Museum when they require assistance in our region,” Herman wrote.
Each year up to 20 educators in grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty are designated as new museum teacher fellows. Since 1996, the program has developed a national corps of 275 educators who serve as the core of the museum’s efforts to ensure quality Holocaust education in U.S. secondary schools.