Robert H. Jackson Center

The Robert H. Jackson Center


An Education Spotlight: Robert H. Jackson Center Education Initiative


Find out more about our Education Initiative:

Working with educators and students is at the heart of the Center's mission, and it is through these relationships that the legacy of Robert H. Jackson's life work is recognized and carried into the future.

Over the past two years, with the assistance of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Holmberg Foundation, Clayton Sweeney and other partners, the Robert H. Jackson Center has greatly enhanced its mission through its Education Initiative program. This program features teacher workshops, a teacher fellowship program, along with a regional and national award.


RHJC Teacher Fellows with Drew Beiter & Jim Johnson of RHJC

2014 Teacher Fellowship Program

The Robert H. Jackson Center Fellowship Program was created to expand the knowledge and legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson into classrooms around the region, country, and world. The 2014 class of Teacher Fellows are Melissa Lynn Becker, Warren Area High School; Caroline F. Hayes, Youngsville Elementary Middle School; and Daiman Doolittle Parinella, Washington Middle School.

After participating in four days of training at the Center, the participants began designing projects that will be piloted in their respective schools early next year. Read more.....


2014 Teaching Justice Award

2014 Regional Robert H. Jackson Teaching Justice Award

The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to announce that Becky Newman of Jamestown has been named recipient of the third annual Robert H. Jackson Center Regional Award for Teaching Justice. This prestigious award was created to recognize educators who have made an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways.

Ms. Newman, currently an English teacher at Jamestown High school, left a successful career in private industry to pursue her interest in education. While the 10th grade English curriculum focuses on world literature, Ms. Newman also teaches a Women’s Studies elective designed to address gender equality and analyze challenges faced by women. Read more.....


Register now: Fall Robert H. Jackson Educator’s Conference- Featuring Mary Beth Tinker

Tuesday October 28th in West Seneca, NY

The workshop features an in-person presentation by the legendary student free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker; the day will focus on sharing the best practices in contemporary Social Studies education, as well as how these methods connect to the Common Core Standards.

The Cost is $80 to attend; the workshop is open to any Western New York educator, all of whom will receive seven professional development hours. Click here to visit the registration site.

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