Irene Ann Resenly

For the past seventeen years, Irene Ann Resenly has worked as a Holocaust educator in various contexts: as a middle school teacher in the US, as a secondary teacher in Poland, as a museum educator in New York City, through the office of a Holocaust survivor at Boston University, and as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has had the immense privilege to learn with and from fifth graders to veteran educators, supporting them in understanding Holocaust history and memory. In addition to being a classroom teacher in Middleton, Wisconsin, Irene Ann is also completing her doctoral research in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UW–Madison. Her research focuses on Holocaust education and memory in Germany, particularly how memorial site educators at a former concentration camp site conceptualize their teaching practice and work as “mediators of memory.”