Teacher Receives Holocaust Museum Honor

STAUNTON, Va -- Jennifer Goss, a government teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, has been accepted as a member of the Regional Education Corps (REC) for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Goss is one of six people selected for this honor.

Goss will attend the Sheldon Seevak Conference for initial training at the end of November in Washington, D.C. Goss, who completed the Fellow Program in 2010-11, will be in the company of about 30 other educators who were selected from past Museum Teacher Fellows. Educators are selected on the basis of their knowledge of the history of the Holocaust and other world genocides, creativity and teaching background.

“Robert E. Lee High School is proud of Ms. Goss and her work in this area,” said Dr. Rowicki, Principal.

The REC is a trained, flexible, and responsive corps of master teachers drawn from the members of the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program. They assist the Museum in implementing educational programming on a national level. This programming includes the creation of and participation in workshops, conferences, forums and traveling exhibitions. They also coordinate Museum outreach at professional conferences, such as the National Council for Social Studies and the National Council of Teachers of English.

REC programming targets audiences that play an important role in teaching, leading, and defending our society and it is tailored to the unique needs of each audience and venue.


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