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Lowell Milken Center Names 2013 Fellow Marzanna Pogorzelska


Nov 05, 2012

FORT SCOTT, KS - October 29, 2012: The Lowell Milken Center of Fort Scott, Kansas has awarded the first 2013 Lowell Milken Center Fellowship to Marzanna Pogorzelska of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Poland. Pogorzelska will arrive in Fort Scott on November 4th, 2012, for a week of collaboration with the Lowell Milken Center.

The Milken Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to those educators who distinguish themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction. The Center selects the best educators in America and around the world to collaborate on projects that celebrate unsung heroes in history.    

Marzanna has been an extraordinary teacher for almost twenty years. She has received major teaching awards, including one for promoting understanding and tolerance. Her work in social studies and Holocaust education is recognized in a variety different areas.

Project-based learning is her approach to teaching. Her students have developed projects that have been recognized in many areas of Europe. Her teaching of tolerance and equality has set standards for many educators.

Marzanna has a Masters Degree and Ph.D. from Opole University in Poland. Her degrees are in Pedagogical Sciences. She has been a leader in Polish education and has demonstrated a creative and highly academic student curriculum. She has taught secondary students for 18 years in her hometown of Kedzierzyn-Kozle. She has written numerous articles. Marzanna has also received Teacher & Citizen Laureate award from the countries of Poland, France, Germany and Spain. Lowell Milken Center Director, Norm Conard says, “Marzanna is a powerful force in education and inspires a vision of tolerance and change in her students. She is an extraordinary example of the high quality of Lowell Milken Center Fellows.”

The Lowell Milken Center is proud to present this highly noted educator, and we invite you to take this distinctive opportunity to discover how other teachers and students are making a difference in this world in alliance with the true mission of the Lowell Milken Center. The purpose at the Center is to aid in the development of exciting projects that celebrate unsung heroes who have changed history.

For more information, please visit Lowell Milken Center Fellows. The Lowell Milken Center is located at 4 South Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.






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