Friday, April 13, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A teacher at Sweetwater Middle has been recognized by an educational advocacy commission for her work in teaching children at the school about the Holocaust.
Nadaria Wade was named the 2012 recipient of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust's Distinguished Educator Award.
Each year, the commission recognizes an educator who has exhibited qualities that could lead to a better understanding of the Holocaust.
"Ms. Wade exemplifies the character traits that are necessary to educate students on any subject," said Viki E. Staley, executive director of the commission. "It has been my pleasure to get to know Ms. Wade over the past few years. I find her to be a committed educator who helps each of her students to achieve their highest potential."
The commission also honored three of Wade's middle school students. Brittany Ramos earned third place under the middle school category; Byron Moon got third place for writing, while Violaine Muhemedi placed fourth.
The students and Wade will all be honored by the Commission on the Holocaust on April 20 at the State Capitol.
Wade joined GCPS and Sweetwater Middle in 2007. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Florida Memorial College, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from American InterContinental University and a specialist's degree from Argosy University in Instructional Leadership.
According to its website, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust was established to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to present and future generations of Georgians in order to create an awareness of the enormity of the crimes of prejudice and inhumanity and a vigilance to prevent their recurrence.
For more information, visit www.holocaust.georgia.gov.