Kristin Thompson

Curriculum Developer

Greenspon Center Holocaust Pedagogy Certification Program

Kristin Thompson is curriculum developer for our Greenspon Holocaust Pegagogy Certification Program. Kristin is an experienced classroom educator and curriculum designer. She is currently the founding director of Humanus Network, an educational consulting firm dedicated to developing Holocaust and human rights educational resources. Most recently, she designed curriculum for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas that promoted a deepened historical knowledge of the Holocaust for teachers, which she presented at the 2021 National Conference for Social Studies.

Prior to this work, she was the Educational Program Coordinator at the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. For over five years, she led the Museum's flagship education and special programs, including the annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, the Museum Teacher Fellowship program, the Conference for Holocaust Education Centers (CHEC), and the Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators (HITE).

During her tenure at the Museum, she developed & facilitated multiple, rigorous programs that annually engaged hundreds of educational leaders from around the globe. She also researched and created a museum-endorsed learning module for teacher training, Oath and Opposition: Education Under the Third Reich, which critically examines the role of teachers during the Holocaust and its applicable lessons for today. She presented this module at Holocaust education conferences around the world, including at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and University College London (UCL), United Kingdom.

She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education, and specialized licensure in Curriculum and Instruction.

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