Boyle teacher tapped for Holocaust education initiative

Published 10:55 am Monday, November 6, 2023


Pamela Gooch, a Boyle County Middle School teacher, is one of 21 teachers from across Kentucky selected as a teacher leader in the UK-JHF Holocaust Initiative for 2023-24.

The UK-JHF Holocaust Education Initiative led by the Interdisciplinary Program in Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky features a collaboration with educators from across the Commonwealth to enhance K-12 Holocaust education and provide professional learning and teaching tools necessary to meet the requirements of the 2018 Ann Klein and Fred Gross Holocaust Education Act.

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Funded by a grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund, with additional support from the Central Kentucky Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass, the UK Holocaust Education Initiative creates a network of teachers across the Commonwealth who feel confident and capable of including Holocaust curricula in their classrooms. The initiative creates opportunities for interdisciplinary content sharing, pedagogical training, and collaborative planning.

Gooch will work with us to prepare Holocaust education workshops for teachers in Boyle County and across Kentucky. Please work with them to ensure teachers in your district know about the workshops and will be able to participate. These workshops will take place in spring and summer 2024, and we will share them in January once the workshop dates are finalized.