The Educator’s Institute for Human Rights proudly announces Kim Klett’s promotion to Deputy Executive Director. She has served as an International Program Coordinator, supporting our partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina and elsewhere, since joining the staff in 2016.
Kim teaches English at Dobson High School in Gilbert, Arizona, where in 2001 she developed a semester-long Literature course focused on the Holocaust as well as other genocides. She became a Museum Teacher Fellow with the USHMM in 2003, and joined the Museum's Regional Education Corps in 2005. Kim became a Carl Wilkens Fellow in 2001, and remains a well-regarded trainer for Echoes and Reflections, a professional development program for teachers of the Holocaust. She sponsors student activism clubs including STAND and ADL's A World of Difference. In her community, Kim has worked with the East Valley Jewish Community Center, serving on many of their education committees, and on the board of the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association.
“We’ve been so lucky to have an educator with Kim’s extensive experience on our staff, and her skill set is perfectly suited to this new role at EIHR,” says Kate English, Executive Director, “Kim’s hard work and professionalism frame all of her endeavors.”
Kim steps in as Jessica Bylo Chacon, previous Deputy Executive Director, requests a return to the general staff with a focus on support for international initiatives. Jessica and her family welcomed a new member recently, and all are enjoying more time together as her responsibilities evolve.
The Educators’ Institute for Human Rights develops partnerships with teachers in countries recovering from conflict to provide training in best practices on human rights, genocide prevention, and Holocaust education. Our goal is that EIHR will help educators and their students worldwide to better understand the history of mass atrocities, including the Holocaust, and apply these lessons to their lives in order to create a more tolerant, educated, and peaceful future.