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EP’s Lise Marlowe Earns Human and Civil Rights Award

Lise Marlowe Elkins Park teacher Lise Marlowe has been selected to receive the Human and Civil Rights Award - Educational Leader from the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). The awards are presented to individuals and organizations or associations in various categories who have made outstanding contributions to human and civil rights in several criteria.

Selection committee co-chair Tim Graham nominated Marlowe for “the inspirational work” she does “to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive for your students and the community.”

Marlowe will be honored at the PSEA’s Celebrating Excellence Award Dinner on Thursday, May 16 at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel, along with five other Human and Civil Rights award winners, as well as the PSEA Adler Friend of Education Award honoree.

“It’s a great honor to receive this award for the continued work in keeping Holocaust education alive for Cheltenham students and the community,” said Marlowe. “I am very proud to work in a district where Holocaust education is supported and appreciated. There are so many Cheltenham teachers who do incredible work in pursuing their passions in the classroom, and I’m fortunate to be part of this special school community.”

A national award winning teacher, Marlowe attributes her dedication to teaching Holocaust history to her own great grandmother’s instrumental role in resisting the Nazi’s attempts to deport the entire Jewish population of Denmark.

This past November, Marlowe was honored by the Philadelphia Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center’s 57th annual silent auction and dinner for her decades of Holocaust education at the Cheltenham School District.