Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-2660
Fax: (573)-526-0812

Email: curriculum@dese.mo.gov

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 161.700

Department: Elementary and Secondary Education

Mission: Promote implementation of Holocaust education and awareness programs in Missouri in order to encourage understanding of the Holocaust and discourage bigotry.


SubCommittees: Education Subcommittee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Not specified by Statute

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: approx. 3 hours

Preparation time for meetings:

Total time commitment: 3 hours, plus travel time

Details on Members

Total members: 12

Appointed members: 9

Term length: Serve at the pleasure of the Governor

Compensation: none

Member Requirements: Represent the diverse religious and ethnic heritage of Missouri

Political Requirements: none

Geographic Requirements: none

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Ms. Laura Vedenhaupt (designee)
Commissioner of Higher Education

Mr. Travis Plumme
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education

Dr. Brad Prager (designee)
President of the University of Missouri System

Ms. Dolores D. (Dee Dee) Simon
Member 1
Term begins: Sep 24, 2019

Rabbi Yosef Landa
Member 2
St Louis
Term begins: Feb 16, 2022

Mr. Sam Devinki
Member 3
Kansas City
Term begins: Jan 2, 2018

Ms. Devorah Goldenberg
Member 4
Term begins: Feb 25, 2010

Ms. Lolle Boettcher
Member 5
Term begins: Nov 28, 2006

Ms. Dana Humphrey
Member 6
Term begins: Nov 28, 2006

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Member 7

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Member 8

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Member 9