Our mission is to bring LGBTQ history into all classrooms to create a more just and harmonious world.
Debra Fowler is History UnErased’s Co-Founder and Director of Development. Debra is a veteran (former) classroom teacher, U.S. Army veteran, documentary filmmaker and public speaker who is resolute to challenge the status quo and respond (with a gentle assertion) to the injustices that are entrenched within the realm of education. Debra has produced two documentary films, “Through Gay Eyes” and “Hard Truth, Levity and Hope,” which promote awareness of individuals who are currently ignored, marginalized or excluded within our public school system.
Debra works closely with HUE’s education partners to ensure the most educative resources and professional services meet the needs of all K-12 students and educators.
Miriam Morgenstern is History UnErased’s Co-Executive Director. Teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and entrepreneur, Miriam has had over 30 years of experience to develop her core belief that children and adults are natural learners, and in the optimum environment they have the capacity for deep thinking and limitless creativity. Before co-founding HUE in 2015, Miriam was a classroom teacher in a large urban high school where she developed a service learning academy and international teacher exchange programs with Cambodia and Germany. She has co-authored an LGBTQ academic inquiry series that includes comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the Lavender Scare and Stonewall Riots and is currently developing an LGBTQ Civil Rights history curriculum for New York City Department of Education. Miriam received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received an MS in Teaching English as a Second Language from SUNY Albany.
Deborah Lash is History UnErased’s Creative Director, bringing decades of experience in creative design of educational instructional resources, curriculum materials and digital resources for K-12 classrooms. Deborah’s understanding of how to make History UnErased’s products sing weave together her professional contributions to Pearson, Houghton Mifflin and Measured Progress, as well as her personal connection to the need and relevancy of History UnErased’s resources and services.
Deborah’s creativity, passion to ensure the efficacy of History UnErased’s mission and tireless devotion to creating award-winning materials will leave an indelible mark for generations to come.
Fun Fact: We call her Lash.
Eric Marcus is executive editor of Making Gay History podcast which brings to life the voices of champions, heroes, and witnesses to LGBTQ history. He is the author of a dozen books, including the award-winning Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights; Why Suicide?; and Is It A Choice? He is also co-author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Eric is a former associate producer for ABC television’s “Good Morning America” and CBS Morning News. He also served as associate producer for “Stonewall Uprising,” a PBS “American Experience” documentary, and was supervising producer for two recent documentaries on the experience of suicide loss.
Sara Burningham is a New York-based producer, editor and writer. She has produced award-winning FM talk radio in London and reported on the U.S. elections as a foreign correspondent. In addition to Sara’s cogent and pragmatic work, she has crafted narrative gems for public radio in the Ozarks, edited the rat-a-tat-tat AM news leader that is 1010WINS, and has contributed to KUAF 91.3 public radio in Arkansas as producer, reporter and host.
Sara is currently the producer of “Making Gay History: The Podcast,” as well as audio producer for History UnErased’s LGBTQ Academic Inquiry Kits for middle school and high school classrooms.
FUN FACT: Sara provides the HUE team with “sizzler” “bits” of life-changing British English.
Stacie Brensilver Berman taught U.S. History for ten years at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn before returning to school to pursue a PhD in Social Studies Education at New York University. Her dissertation, “Behind the Times: The Struggle to Include LGBTQ History in High School U.S. History Classes,” examines the absence of this history in resources available to teachers, as well as the benefits and impact reported by educators who do incorporate LGBTQ history in their classes. In addition, Stacie’s curriculum development projects focus on finding innovative and relevant ways to engage students and connect the history they learn to the world in which they live.
FUN FACT: Stacie is writing a children’s book titled Colortown about children learning to understand and embrace their differences and their similarities.