FRCC Faculty Member Earns Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellowship

Mary Ann Grim
Mary Ann Grim

Mary Ann Grim, history faculty member at Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus, has been accepted into the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The program enables talented teachers to become leaders in Holocaust education, bringing the history and lessons of the Holocaust to new places and new audiences.

Grim already has some teaching and research experience in the history of the Holocaust.

In October 2014, Grim oversaw an All Campus Reads project of “Paula’s Window: Papa, the Bielski Partisans and A Life Unexpected” and brought author and Holocaust survivor Paula Berger to campus. In 2013, Grim visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Each year, the museum designates up to 20 educators—from grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty—as new teacher fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.

Fellows participate in a summer institute at the museum in Washington, D.C. This five-day, all-expenses-paid institute is designed to immerse fellows in advanced historical and pedagogical issues.

Following the institute, they are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, colleges, communities, or professional organizations.

In July of the following year, they attend a follow-up program at the museum to assess their efforts and to continue their study of the Holocaust with museum staff and noted speakers.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

 

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