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Mirror Lakes Elementary School’s Glenda “Gigi” McIntire Honored with 2016 Holocaust Educator Award

Friday, December 16, 2016

Congratulations to Glenda ‘Gigi’ McIntire, an educator and counselor at Mirror Lake Elementary School, for being selected to receive the 2016 Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Award. The award is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).

Each year, the CHHRE recognizes outstanding teachers who have demonstrated a positive impact on their schools and the wider community in the field of Holocaust, genocide and human rights education. It honors individuals who actively, by their example and through teaching about these difficult subjects, strengthen south Florida students’ world-citizenship and capacity to uphold the dignity of all people.

“Through our partnership with Broward County Public Schools, Mrs. McIntire has participated in professional learning opportunities provided by the FAU’s CHHRE,” said Linda Medvin, CHHRE director. “She is an outstanding teacher who uses the lessons of the Holocaust in a meaningful and relevant way to inspire and reach her students.”

The highly competitive Gutterman Family award provides opportunities for winning teachers to study at Holocaust-related sites in Europe. McIntire is one of three teachers honored in Broward and Palm Beach counties. This year, the award provides recipients with an all-expenses-paid field study to Poland and Israel.

McIntire will be honored for her outstanding work during the Annual Rose Gatens Educator Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton.  


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