Mrs. Lutz Recognized for Holocaust Education

Mrs. Lutz Recognized for Holocaust Education

Heather Lutz, an English teacher at Pascack Hills High School, earned the distinction of becoming an Alfred Lerner Fellow through her participation in a weeklong summer program for Holocaust educators at Columbia University. Sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, the program provides a select group of middle and high school teachers with the opportunity to immerse in intensive studies of the Holocaust, lead by notable scholars in the field. Credentials for participation in this program involved nomination from a JFR Holocaust Center for Excellence, submission of a curricular outline, and a commitment to incorporating the newfound lessons and resources into the classroom. Mrs. Lutz was nominated by the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University, which also currently offers dual-credit for students enrolled in Honors Literature of the Holocaust.

During the program, Mrs. Lutz worked with Holocaust educators, center personnel, and scholars from around the country and across the globe to consider innovative and meaningful ways to teach the Holocaust to today’s youth. Equipped with these new collaborations and numerous texts and stories, Mrs. Lutz continuously seeks to inspire her students to see the relevancy and importance of the Holocaust. She is grateful for the opportunity to do so!

The Pascack Valley Regional High School District is proud of Mrs. Lutz for this distinction and looks forward to her continued success with our students. 

To learn more about Mrs. Lutz’s course offerings and her achievement, below are links to two articles with further information:

Jewish Standard: http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/adding-depth-to-holocaust-classes/

BC The Mag: http://www.bcthemag.com/features/montvale-teacher-nationally-recognized-for-holocaust-education/

 

 

 
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