Intro: a few sentences about the council, its purpose and way of functioning. If interested in applying to join, please contact us.

Ruth-Terry Walden


Westhill High School
Stamford, Connecticut

2022 Fulbright-Hays Teacher Participant, I value global equity and gender equality in a classroom. I teach from a protest literature perspective about protest, resistance and empowerment; historically and in contemporary pop culture of today. My students are my educational partners, they drive the car, I provide their educational road map.

Lindsey Rossler


King School
Stamford, CT

Lindsey has been a history teacher for 16 years. When teaching world history, advising student activities and creating curriculum with RFK Human Rights as one of their lead educators, Lindsey does so through the lens of how we treat one another. Her focus on teaching student thinking, empathy and defending human rights is what distinguishes her as an educator.

Stu Abrams


Avon High School
Avon, Connecticut

Stuart Abrams is a teacher of Genocide Studies, Social Psychology, and Human Rights at Avon High School. Mr. Abrams has been awarded the Korzenik Fellowship for excellence in Holocaust Education by the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford. He has also been awarded the prestigious Mandel Teacher Fellowship from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000. Mr. Abrams was selected as the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year for the Avon Public Schools and was a semifinalist for the State award. Also in 2010, Mr. Abrams was invited by the USHMM to travel to Poland with nine other American educators to discuss he future of Holocaust and Genocide education with their Polish counterparts. In 2011, he received the Prudence Crandall Award presented by the CEA Human and Civil Rights Commission. Most recently, Mr. Abrams has contributed a chapter to the new textbook, “Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust.” The title of his chapter is, “Memorials, Monuments. and the Obligation of Memory.

Joe Goldman


E.O. Smith High School
Mansfield, CT

I have taught for 11 years at the secondary level focusing on Civics, U.S. History and Genocide curriculum. As adjunct faculty for UConn’s TCPCG education program and as a high school educator I have focused on civic engagement and opportunities to engage students in discourse and dialogue in the classroom.

Beth Krasemann


Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Carbondale, CO

Beth has been a history teacher for the past 25 years. In this time, she has constantly refined her craft to create a true student-centered classroom. She has created inquiries that are driven by questions with no clear answers that automatically engage student interest. Classes are centered on pursuing possible answers to open-ended inquiries and then, acting and thinking as true historians, students formulate, reason, and craft their own deep understandings. She recently wrote a book about teaching the Holocaust by Inquiry. Here is the website for more info: http://www.holocaustbyinquiry.com/

Marty Jeansonne


Hamlet Middle School
Hamlet, NC

Laura Buffi


EASTCONN, Quinebaug Middle College
Danielson, CT

As a teacher and lifelong learner, it is with pride and pleasure that I aim to inspire students to be active and responsible global citizens. I strongly believe we get the best from our students when we challenge them and provide a safe space for them to take risks. Building strong and supportive relationships is most important to this end. I have found this to be true both as a teacher and a student. I value what my students bring to the classroom. As a bonus, they make me laugh every day.

Lisa High Greenwald, Ph.D.


Stuyvesant High School
New York, NY

Lisa Greenwald is an historian of twentieth-century feminism in France and author of Daughters of 1968: Redefining French Feminism and the Women’s Liberation Movement. She teaches global and American history at Stuyvesant High School. (Aya, please let me know if this blurb is sufficient or if you want me to say more about my teaching).

Stephan Theilig, Ph.D.


Campus Oberbarnimschule
Eberswalde, Germany

I have a PhD in history and have worked in research and in museums. My research focus is military history, history of Islam in Europe and history of Eastern Europe. I teach history and Spanish to high school graduates at a German high school. I love project work and exchange with other schools and colleagues.

Katelyn Botsford Tucker


Shelton Intermediate School
Shelton, CT

Katelyn Botsford Tucker is a Social Studies teacher and 2019 recipient of the Connecticut Council for Social Studies "Excellence in Teaching" Award. She holds a Masters in Teaching from Sacred Heart University and a Masters in American Studies from Fairfield University. She worked as an Assistant Editor for the Connecticut History Review and participated in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's collaborative, international teaching institute between South Africa and the United States. She has published articles for Connecticut History Review and essays for Open Court.

Maurice P Rapp


Tower Hill School
Wilmington, Delaware

My goal is to promote an interactive and student-centered classroom atmosphere in which I invite my students to ask thought-provoking questions, be rigorous in their historical investigations, and reflect on their own knowledge transformation.

Bob Osborne


Hill Regional Career High School
New Haven, CT

I have been working in New Haven Public Schools since 2007 and I have been a teacher for 23 years. I have also been an Adjunct Instructor at the University of New Haven Graduate School of Education. I am currently teaching United States History and Advanced Placement World History at Hill Regional Career High School. I have been to two Holocaust Museums, one in Jerusalem and one in Washington. My wife and I also spent three days in Montgomery Alabama and we walked the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma and spent a day at the Peace and Justice Museum to remember the victims of lynchings in the South and across the United States. I attended Dartmouth College and majored in History. I have three Master degrees, two from Fairfield University and one from Wesleyan University.

Colleen Simon


Jaclyn Levesque