Jessica Bylo Chacon
Jessica is an educator with a passion for quality history teaching and the inclusion of human rights in the curriculum. While teaching for nearly a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area, she was selected to travel with the Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers Program and traveled to Rwanda to study genocide and its effects. After leaving the classroom, she created the website bylochacon.com, the inception of Woven Teaching. Jessica holds a masters degree in modern world history, an executive certificate in nonprofit management and is currently working on a masters degree in human rights education. She is a Teacher Fellow with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as well as the National World War I Museum. In addition to Woven Teaching, Jessica is also Deputy Executive Director at the Educators' Institute for Human Rights, and an active board member for the non-profit Running Chicken. She lives in Berkeley, California with her family.
DIRECTOR OF Education for California's Central valley
Tosha Tillotson is a founder of Woven Teaching. She has been a Holocaust Educator since 1999, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellow and a Vladka Meed Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Program Participant. Tosha was one of only ten American educators chosen to participate in the Holocaust Teachers’ Summit and Study Tour in Poland. The conference was organized by the Polish National Teachers’ Training Center in cooperation with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and took place in October, 2009. After teaching for more than ten years, Tosha is currently principal of a k-8 school and a board member and regular presenter for the Central Valley Holocaust Education Network.
Director of education for san francisco bay area
Nina Simone Grotch is a longtime educator and advocate for social justice She is a recognized and sought-after public speaker with over 20 years of experience teaching children, youth, and adults, law enforcement officers, and government officials. Her experience includes working with diverse audiences locally, nationally, and internationally on examining and interrupting prejudice and discrimination. Ms. Grotch served as the Education Director for the Anti-Defamation League in Northern California where she ran diversity and anti-bias programs for students, educators and community members. Ms. Grotch has a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Master’s Degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University. She is very excited to be joining Woven Teaching to continue educating the public about the patterns of genocide and the power of individual choices and actions.
director of digital communications and content
Lauren is currently a graduate student at the University of San Francisco pursuing a degree in International Education with an emphasis in emancipatory human rights education as well as organizational leadership. Additionally she works as a Technical Recruiter at Randstad Technologies. She has taught in bilingual schools with her proficiency in Spanish, worked in a Native American boarding school, and has worked closely with LGBTQ youth fostering leadership and empowerment. Her passions include traveling, exploring the outdoors, music or other live performances, and continuing her journey as a lifelong learner and human rights activist and educator.
Casey Henderson has been working in the photography industry for more than a decade. She loves helping people preserve their precious memories, whether it be archiving, printing, framing, or making photo gifts. She studied photography and American Sign Language, and on occasion combined the two by interpreting camera classes. She has a passion for taking pictures, and some would say that her camera is glued to her wrist.