Scallero Recognized for Continued Human Rights Work

Julie Scallero, a retired North Salem Middle/High School teacher, was commended last week by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center for her dedication to the organization of which she is currently co-director.

The award recognizes Ms. Scallero’s commitment to the HHREC’s mission to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust. She was also recognized for her commitment to growing the human rights education program at North Salem High School during her 36 years teaching in the district.

"Julie worked tirelessly as a teacher here at North Salem High School to bring human rights issues to the forefront of our social studies curriculum, both in global history and geography and the human rights elective course that she created,” said Chris Regan, a social studies teacher who has taken over the human rights curriculum reins since Ms. Scallero’s retirement.

Ms. Scallero accepted her award at the White Plains-based organization’s annual benefit, held Sept. 18.

Said Regan, “The Department remains committed and proud to continue [Scallero’s] efforts to teach about past and present human rights issues while raising schoolwide awareness of world concerns."