About the Organizers
Andrew Beiter is the Director of the Summer Institute and an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Springville Middle School. He is a Regional Education Coordinator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a Teacher Fellow for the Lowell Milken Center, and a consultant for the Robert F. Kennedy Center's Speak Truth to Power program. He also co-founded the Educators’ Institute for Human Rights, an international NGO designed to provide teacher training in areas recovering from conflict, including Rwanda, Bosnia, and Cambodia.
Stephanie O'Donnell is an Associate Director for the Summer Institute and is a Social Studies teacher at Nardin Academy High School. She has played a crucial role organizing numerous events and conferences for educators both for the Summer Institute and for the Next Generation Initiatives of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. "Training teachers is the future of a society. I'd like to think the workshops and conferences that the Summer Institute organizes offer the content that teachers crave with the strategies that inspire their students to make a difference in their communities, nation, and world."