Day of Learning Faculty

Michael Sepidoza Campos teaches Ethics, The Question of Religion and Society, and Theory of Knowledge at Stuart Hall High School, Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco.

Lois Carlisle is the Traveling Exhibits Manager for the Anne Frank Partnership at the University of South Carolina’s College of Education. Her background is in museum education and curriculum development.

Sara Cohan is an educational consultant specializing in genocide education. She works with The Genocide Education Project and has worked for other human rights organizations in the past. Cohan’s background combines research, study, curriculum development, and teaching. Previously Cohan was a high school teacher for seven years.

Sandy Cohen-Wynn is a visual artist. For 21 years she taught Judaic Arts to students and their families at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. An alumna of the Tauber Holocaust Education Fellowship, she currently creates workshops and installations using art as a means for learning and reflecting about the Holocaust.

Mark Davis is a Tauber Holocaust Educator and Museum Teachers Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). He writes, teaches, tutors, plays, and lives in Santa Cruz. Mark was formerly a Senior Program Associate at Facing History and Ourselves and Director of Humanities at Explore Monterey Coast Preparatory in Scotts Valley.

Seth Eislund is a senior at Stuart Hall High School and has worked with Jewish Family and Children’s Services for four years. He is currently interning at the JFCS Holocaust Center, and his research on the Yazidi Genocide stems from his work as a Manovill Fellow.

Jonathan Furst is an educator for the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. He teaches about the approximately 30,000 Jews—many of them teens—who fought back in organized, armed resistance groups as Jewish partisans during the Holocaust.

Roxanne Makasdjian is Executive Director of The Genocide Education Project, a non-profit organization that assists educators and students in teaching and learning about genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide. Makasdjian is also UC Berkeley’s Director of Broadcast Communications.

Melinda McCrary is Executive Director of the Richmond History Museum. Prior to her work in museums she spent five years in cultural resources management, with a special interest in the East Bay’s Native American experience.

Jim McGarry has been a Holocaust educator since 1992 and teaches Religious Studies at Mercy High School in San Francisco. He is founder of The Helen and Joe Farkas Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Catholic Schools.

Raymond O’Connor teaches a class called Justice, and coordinates the Service Program at Stuart Hall High School, Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco.

Bob Parker has been an educator for 24 years, and is currently in his 17th year at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. He has been teaching Holocaust and Genocide Studies since 2000.

Frank Perez teaches world history and Mexican-American history at San Benito High School in Hollister, where he has developed and implemented curriculum on both past and present genocides. His op-eds and letters to the editor on genocide and genocide denial have been published in several publications including the New York Times.

Aaron Peterer is a project manager in the Educational Projects Department of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Holland. His primary focus is working with the traveling exhibitions Anne Frank – A History for Today and Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Jacqueline Regev is the Education Director, Central-Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League and a former classroom teacher and teacher educator with years of experience creating safe spaces for challenging conversations. Jacqueline’s work with the No Place for Hate® initiative engages schools in community building workshops to disrupt bias and bullying.

Sheri Rosenblum is an educator for the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. She teaches about the approximately 30,000 Jews—many of them teens—who fought back in organized, armed resistance groups as Jewish partisans during the Holocaust

Adrian Schrek is the Director of Teen Curriculum Initiative (TCI), a program of Jewish LearningWorks. TCI partners with high school students, educators, and administrators to strengthen school communities through Jewish multicultural programming and is recognized for its innovative programming, professional development, and leadership opportunities for Jews, friends, and allies.

Carrie J. Schroeder taught in Catholic high schools for 20 years before becoming a curriculum consultant and author for St. Mary’s Press and Ave Maria Press. A former Tauber Holocaust Educator Fellow, Carrie has studied the Holocaust at USHMM, in Poland, and in Israel.

Ilona Shechter is a Museum Teacher Fellow at USHMM and an alumna of the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. She has traveled to Germany and Poland and studied at the sites of former concentration and extermination camps.

Lissa Thiele is a teacher at Summit Public School: Tahoma. She teaches The Holocaust History and Sociology of Law courses, as well as the Summit Respect Lab in partnership with the Respect Institute. This past summer she completed her Respect Leadership Certification.

Jack Weinstein founded the Bay Area branch of Facing History and Ourselves in 1996. As Senior. Program Advisor, he designs and conducts workshops and seminars for educators and develops curriculum on genocide and human rights. Jack was a high school teacher for over 20 years.

Peretz Wolf-Prusan is Chief Program Officer and Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica, where he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area and an adjunct faculty member of the JFCS Holocaust Center. Previously Peretz was a synagogue rabbi and educator, and before rabbinic school a teacher of junior high and high school students.

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