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Gutterman Family Exemplary Holocaust Educator Award Receipient 2019

Carolina Simon – Holocaust Studies Program Director / 8th Grade Teacher

Loggers’ Run Community Middle School (2018-2019)


"Winning this award is both humbling and invigorating. I have always believed that it’s important to teach the ugly parts of human history in order to grow beyond that way of being and do better than our ancestors.


Teaching the Holocaust is often a more entangled web than the average person is willing to unravel. Yet, the rise in anti-Semitism throughout the world is proof positive that not teaching this ugly part of human history does not just allow anti-Semitism to remain an obscure embarrassing part of history but rather gives it new life to grow and spread anew..."


District Teachers Recognized For Excellence in Holocaust Education

Posted on 05/28/2019

Carolina Simon's CV on Education, Publications, Service & Recognition:


Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling -Walden University - (82 out of 96 credits completed)

Master of Arts in Humanities -University of Texas at Dallas- August 2005

Certificate in Educational Leadership - University of North Texas -December 2003

B.A in Hispanic Studies/Spanish - Loyola University New Orleans - May 1997

Certificate in International Protocol - Universidad del Chaco - June 1995



“Literatura del Holocausto: el lenguaje de la memoria/Holocaust Literature: the Language of Memory” - CUADERNOS DE LITERATURA. Revista Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios. Instituto de Letras “Alfredo Veiravé” / Facultad de Humanidades / Universidad Nacional del Nordeste 2022

“Holocaust Education for the 21st Century: making connections through the humanities” –University of Texas at Dallas Holocaust & the Churches Holocaust Scholars Conference March 2020

“Beyond Auschwitz: Holocaust and Human Rights Studies for the 21st Century” – KDP Publishing 2018

 “Express Yourself: Art, Music, and Trauma in Children” – Florida Department of Children and Families Child Protection Summit 2015.

“Etiquette For the 21st Century: Living a More Connected and Harmonious Life in an Isolated and Chaotic World”- create space publishing 2014

“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Service Learning: A workshop for educators”- The Teaching Professor’s Conference 2013

“We Remember: Lessons on Teaching Tolerance” – 6th annual reading mini-conference School of Education at Florida Memorial University 2012

Peace and Conflict Resolution Leadership Forum panel discussion member 2012

We Remember- an interdisciplinary approach to Tolerance/Holocaust Literature and Art FAEA 2011 Conference

Art has Sole- an interdisciplinary service-learning project NAEA 2011 Conference

Art Has Sole-an interdisciplinary service learning project FAEA 2010 Conference

“We Remember”- Tolerance Quilt Project 2007

Composition Lingua Moo Keywords: Http://  2005

Rhetoric Teaching Assistant handbook:Http://   2005

Lorenzo-Romeu, Carolina. “Mirror Mirror.” Sojourn 18 (2005) : 194-214



Junior League – 2018 to present

Association of American Educators 2017

American Association of University Women 2002-2018

Sigma Delta Pi- Spanish Honor Society 1996-present


Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships:

Gutterman Family Excellence in Holocaust Education Award recipient 2019

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous - Alfred Lerner Fellow 2017

High Impact Teacher for the State of Florida 2016, 2017, 2018

The Human Spirit Award- University of Miami and the Florida Center for the Survivors of Torture 2012

Southern Poverty Law Center- Wall of Tolerance Honoree 2006

Teacher of the year nominee – Miami Dade County Schools 2000

Excellence in Teaching award recipient – West Hialeah Institute 2000

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