About our Co-Directors
John Farris is an Education Specialist at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, where he supports Michigan teachers with curriculum and training in Holocaust education. Before he joined the HMC in July of 2018, 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.
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 chapter on pedagogy is included in As the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy, and Practice. (UNESCO, 2015). Corey attended the Memorial Library 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.