From a copy of Elie Wiesel’s Night and a simple set of reading questions to an in-depth, multi week learning experience, Kimberly Jones has spent the last 17 years of her teaching career learning, growing, and extending her Holocaust education from facts and figures to meaningful discourse and contemporary action for her students.
Driven by her diverse student demographics, her observation of the ever-changing needs of students and their learning styles, and her personal desire to teach literature and history in a holistic and culturally relevant and responsive way, Kim has worked to facilitate Holocaust education that allows learners from diverse backgrounds to invest in and be transformed by their Holocaust learning.
Kimberly Jones is a high school English teacher at Chapel Hill High in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools District, where she teaches honors and standard level English 10 courses with a focus on World Literature. She serves as co-coordinator for the AVID college preparatory program and serves on district equity and inclusion and instructional planning teams. Kimberly completed her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s degree in Education at Wake Forest University. Kimberly is a National Board Certified Teacher, the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Central Region Teacher of the Year, and co-leader of The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI) Regional Seminar in North Carolina.