Hill-Murray School social studies teacher Judith Bartel will be the keynote speaker at a teachers' inservice training day April 3 for Brainerd area educators.
The training session, hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, will provide educators with teaching strategies for Holocaust education.
Bartel's presentation will focus on teaching respect through Holocaust education. Her passion for educating students about the Holocaust and prejudice and intolerance has led her to create a new course at Hill-Murray on the topics, and to invite numerous nationally recognized guest speakers to share their experiences with the school's students.
She was selected as a 2002-2003 recipient of the Mandel Fellowship from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The fellowship, awarded by the museum, recognizes "skilled teachers who can serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools, communities and professional organizations."
Bartel has 12 years of teaching experience, 10 of them at Hill-Murray.
In 1995, she was the recipient of the Ashland Oil's Golden Apple Award. In 1996 and 1998, she was selected as a participant to attend the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Educators Conferences.
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