Local Teachers Attend Fellowship Workshop On Holocaust Education

Attendees included (L-R) Anne Franzen, Maureen Carter, Amanda Ladd, Rachael Kelly, Bradd Weinberg, Kyle Schlett, Barbara Tkac, Bridget Langford, Sanford Lopater, Mary Cooney, Melanie Lee, Chrissie Ferguson, Nathan Ginnetty, Tawny Anderson, Robert Bayless, Steve Gordon and Charles Hagy.

The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews hosted a half-day workshop on Oct. 26 for middle and high school teachers who have attended the Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) week-long summer seminar “The Holocaust and Human Behavior.” The fellowship has been providing full scholarships to local educators in public and private schools for the past several decades to receive this vital training.

Fellowship education committee co-chair and FHAO alum Charles Hagy facilitated the workshop with assistance from Chrissie Ferguson and Anne Franzen. Designed to inspire and assist the teachers with implementation of the Holocaust education curriculum they received at the FHAO seminars, the workshop included helpful exercises and exchange of information among the teachers.

Schools represented by the group included the Benjamin School, Carver Middle School, Eagles Landing Middle School, the Gulf Stream School, John I. Leonard High School, Loggers Run Middle School, Palm Beach Day Academy, Park Vista High School, St. Ann Catholic School, Wellington High School and Western Pines Middle School.