Mark Gudgel is a co-founder of EIHR and currently serves on the Advisory Board. A fellow in Holocaust education at both the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the Imperial War Museum (IWM), in 2013 Gudgel was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching to do research at the University of London’s Institute of Education. Gudgel is a sought-after speaker, and the author of two full-length books in addition to numerous articles and essays. His TED Talk, “Empowering Young People to Repair the World,” focuses on the impact of Holocaust and genocide education. Gudgel has been a classroom teacher for over twelve years, and currently teaches English and Humanities classes at Omaha North High Magnet School. He was awarded the State Farm Outstanding Educator of the Year award in 2008, and the Matthew Rickets Trailblazer award in 2011. In addition to teaching Gudgel coaches cross country and women’s basketball. He resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with his family.
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Nicola serves as the Schools Network Coordinator at the University College London's Centre for Holocaust Education and remains on staff at Royal Wooten Bassett Academy, which means Nic is able to combine her academic background in Holocaust and Genocide studies and current 'at the chalk-face' experience; a relationship that supports both the school and centre. Her 'on the ground' understanding of current educational challenges and opportunities means she is best placed in her IOE role to liaise with strategic partners, teachers and senior leaders - able to both theorize and know what practically works in a demanding school environment. Her part time post as Schools Network Coordinator has meant she leads the outreach to Teaching Schools and other educational networks and partnerships, looking to raise awareness of the CPD and innovative ways in which the CfHE can support and engage with colleagues embarking upon teaching this most important, challenging and complex history in our classrooms. As the impetus for the programme and the genesis and co-chair of the #EYP2CtW conferences Nic is proud to become an EIHR Board member and is delighted to be joining a team of such passionate, informed and empowered individuals dedicated to making a difference.