BCPS Curriculum Supervisor Louise Ball Honored as Outstanding Holocaust Educator

March 2, 2021

Dr. Louise Ball Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Curriculum Supervisor Dr. Louise Ball for being named one of three recipients of the Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educators Award for the 2020/21 school year. The award is presented by the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University and recognizes educators for making a positive impact on their schools and wider community in the field of Holocaust, genocide and human rights education 

Ball, who has worked at BCPS for the past 33 years, says she is honored to receive the award, but credits teachers for the impact they have each day on students as they learn about these difficult topics. “I’m humbled to receive this award. My role is behind the scenes – working to provide our teachers with the resources and training they need to educate our students about the Holocaust and other events that shape our world. Our teachers are the ones doing the important work in the classroom and I’m proud to do what I can to support them.”

For being named an Outstanding Holocaust Educator, Ball will be recognized during a ceremony later this year. She is also eligible to participate in an educator field study visiting Holocaust sites in Poland and Israel, as travel restrictions permit due to COVID-19.

“Each year, for the past 10 years, we have celebrated the accomplishments of outstanding teachers who go above and beyond the requirements of the Holocaust education mandate and are truly making a difference in the lives of their students, in their schools and in the world,” said Linda Medvin, director of the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education. “This year might be a little different, but we know that education is the best hope against hatred and the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center is committed to continue our mission to keep the hope alive.”

For more information on the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education visit https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/pjhr/chhre/.




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