Jennifer Braverman Named 2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
June 8, 2021
FORT SCOTT, KS — The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowship to art teacher, Jennifer Braverman, of Maple Shade High School in Maple Shade, New Jersey. Jennifer Braverman will arrive in Fort Scott on June 27th for a week of collaboration with LMC staff.
The LMC Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction. The Center selects exemplary teachers from across America and around the world, drawn from a variety of disciplines, to collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.
Jennifer Braverman is an artivist who combines education and visual art and actively engages her audience in contemporary issues. Ms. Braverman's art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally. She is an author and illustrator for two educational coloring books and currently is teaching AP Studio Art, Digital Mixed Media and many other courses to grades 7-12 at Maple Shade High School.
Ms. Braverman has been an adjunct in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies department at The College of New Jersey since 2013, teaching Gender, Pop Culture and LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Education. She has supervised over 50 independent projects in which students focus on social justice and education. Ms. Braverman was named the 2013 Burlington County Outstanding Woman of the Year in the Arts and recognized as a member of the 2014 Inaugural Class of 40 under 40 for community leadership. She was also the 2016 Burlington County Teacher of the Year, the 2017 Moorestown-Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year and is a Certified Welcoming Schools National Facilitator for the Human Rights Campaign. She is passionate about teaching and making the classroom a place for all students to thrive. To learn more about Jennifer Braverman please visit www.jenniferbraverman.com.
LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, "We love outstanding art teachers like Jennifer. She will be a part of our art and unsung heroes' programs for many years. Her children's books on unsung heroes have also distinguished her as an excellent educator."
While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and ongoing support to enhance their classrooms and help students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change. Fellows emerge prepared to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students, as they apply and evaluate the stories of role models who have changed the world throughout history.
To schedule interviews or for more information, please contact:
2021 Lowell Milken Center Fellow
Name: Jennifer Braverman
Subject: Middle School/High School Art
School: Maple Shade High School
180 Frederick Avenue
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Phone: (856) 779-2880
Cell: (267) 934-1370