Lowell Milken Fellow: Jaime Danen

Lowell Milken Center Fellow

FORT SCOTT, KS – June 1, 2022 – The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowship to educator Jaime Danen, a literacy specialist at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, WI. Jaime Danen arrived in Fort Scott on June 19th for a week of collaboration with LMC staff.

The LMC Fellowship is a merit-based award for educators of all disciplines who value the importance of teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning. The Center selects exemplary teachers from the United States and around the world who will collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.

Jaime Danen, after 23 years in the Green Bay Area Public School district, is leaving Aldo Leopold Community School as a middle school English teacher to become a literacy and leadership specialist at Notre Dame Academy High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. While Jaime loves teaching about reading, writing and social justice in her classroom, she is excited for this new opportunity and challenge to connect with a new group of learners.

She will be working to raise student literacy levels that were impacted by the pandemic.

 

Jaime is a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and has facilitated workshops for teachers and future teachers on Holocaust and genocide studies. She also facilitates and hosts a social justice film and speaker series for her students and other students in the area. She is a Bill of Rights Fellow and worked to bring social justice issues to the forefront in her classroom and school. Additionally, she works with an organization in Green Bay to deliver leadership coaching and training for school administrators, teachers and students. Their latest conference had 20 high schoolers design and lead a conference for 100 local middle school students.  

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “Jaime is an outstanding addition to our team of LMC Fellows. Her experiences in the areas of Holocaust education and social justice, combined with her leadership skills in literacy education, will bring many new dimensions to the LMC’s search for those Unsung Heroes who are positive role models for our young people today.”

While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and support in helping students cultivate a passion for learning through the creation of projects that initiate positive change. Fellows will be equipped to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students, applying and evaluating the stories of these role models who have changed the world  throughout history.

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