Local teacher receives award for Excellence in Holocaust Education – Oakridger

by | Jul 25, 2022 | Education

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission announced the recipients of the 2021 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education.The winners included Julie Kinder-McMillan of Robertsville Middle School.She will receive a $1,500 scholarship. These funds can be used to develop new curriculum, attend trainings and purchase resources to help further engage students in the study of the Holocaust. The virtual award ceremony took place on May 15 during the Holocaust Commission’s Annual Day of Remembrance Holocaust Commemoration.The Tennessee Holocaust Commission has sponsored the 2022 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education since 1995. Established by Memphis entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jack A. Belz and Ira Lipman, the award recognizes outstanding educators who excel in the teaching of the Holocaust. Each year educators from East, West and Middle Tennessee are honored. Past recipients of the award have gone on to attend international conferences, been appointed as Teacher Fellows to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and served as educational liaisons for the Commission.  Julie Kinder-McMillan has taught eighth grade English Language Arts at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge for the past 25 years. She earned a B.A. from Carson-Newman College, M.A.T. from ETSU, and Ed.S. and Ed.D. from Carson-Newman University.Kinder-McMillan incorporates Holocaust memoirs and history into an interdisciplinary PBL study each spring. In 2000 and 2014, Kinder-McMillan trained under scholars at the USHMM in Washington, D.C. She …

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