Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

2019 Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Educator Award of $1,000

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is pleased to announce the recipient of the

2019 THGC Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Educator Award,

Marco Franco

of United High School in Laredo, Texas!

Congratulations Mr. Franco!

The application period for the Third Annual Steinberger Award has closed.  The winner will be announced in May, and details for the Fourth Annual Steinberger Award application will be posted later this year.

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is firmly committed to supporting efforts to teach the next generation about the Holocaust and/or genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Sudan (Darfur), and the Middle East (Iraq and Syria).

In 2019, the THGC will present a monetary award of $1,000 to one educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in engaging any of the aforementioned subjects with Texas students (grades 5-12).  Librarians, curriculum specialists, and classroom teachers in any discipline are eligible to apply.

The deadline for submission is 4:00 PM CST Thursday, February 28, 2019; the award winner will be notified before the end of May.

Download our flyer for a quick reference to all the details.

Dr. Steinberger is a Holocaust survivor and served as a founding member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. She retired from the University of Texas Medical School in 2001, but has continued to demonstrate a commitment to education in Texas.


The applicant must...

...hold at least a bachelor's degree.
...be employed full-time as a teacher, curriculum specialist, or librarian at a public, charter, or private school in the state of Texas.
...have at least three (3) years of experience working with students.
...have a record of teaching or actively supporting the teaching of the Holocaust and/or genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Sudan (Darfur), and the Middle East (Iraq and Syria) to students in grades 5-12.

The application must...

...include a current résumé or curriculum vitae of no more than three (3) typed pages.
...include a letter of support from a Texan, preferably an immediate supervisor, colleague, student, or student's parent.  The letter should be no more than one typed page, and should present the writer's perspective on why the applicant deserves the award.  Have it ready to upload when you fill out this application.
...be received in its entirety by 4:00 PM CST on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  No late applications will be accepted.

This application form is designed to be filled out electronically.  Please contact J.E. Wolfson at j.e.wolfson@thgc.texas.gov or Christian Acevedo at christian.acevedo@thgc.texas.gov with any questions.