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Holocaust Educator of the Year

Holocaust Educator of the Year Award

The 2020-2021 Educator of the Year is Jim Lucot. Click here for the press release.

We have begun an interview series with educators who have won the Educator of the Year award, which will air throughout Spring 2021. Click here to watch the interviews that have been released so far.

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is excited to announce its fifth annual Holocaust Educator of the Year Award. Created to promote and recognize the importance of Holocaust education, the award is given to a Holocaust educator who inspires critical thought and personal growth through the lessons of the Holocaust.

Educators who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Hold a teaching position in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia;
  • Currently teach the Holocaust in grades 6-12;
  • Have at least two years of classroom experience teaching the Holocaust;
  • Conduct a Holocaust unit of at least one week with students.

The winner of the Holocaust Educator of the Year Award is recognized at an award ceremony and receives $2,000 (unrestricted). The school in which the recipient is employed also receives $1,000 to support the teaching of the Holocaust.

If you have any questions about the award or the nomination process, please contact Jackie Reese at