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About our Co-Directors

Corey Harbaugh

Corey Harbaugh is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Paw Paw Public Schools, Michigan. He also serves as both a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and a USC Shoah Foundation Master Teacher. His most recent  chapter on Holocaust pedagogy is included in Becoming a Holocaust Educator: Purposeful Pedagogy Through Inquiry (Teachers College Press, 2021) and an earlier chapter on pedagogy was included in the collection As the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy, and Practice. (UNESCO, 2015). Corey attended the TOLI New York City Summer Seminar in 2009 and participated in the Library’s trip to Poland and Israel in 2012. In 2016, Corey was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education, and has presented on Holocaust education across Michigan, and at national and international events.

John Farris

John Farris is a Social Studies Consultant for Wayne RESA, where he supports teachers with curriculum and training in social studies education and collaborates with educators in a robust network of educators across Wayne County and all of Michigan. Before he joined Wayne RESA in July of 2023, John was an Education Specialist at the Zekelman Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills (2018-2023). Prior to that John spent ten years as a Social Studies teacher in grades 7-12. John is a 2015 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. He participated in TOLI’s first-ever bi-national Holocaust education seminar in Innsbruck, Austria in 2016, and he served as a consultant to the Michigan Governor's Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. John has a BS in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA in the Teaching of History from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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