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Jennifer Norton

teacher photoJennifer Norton is actively involved with the California 3Rs Project (Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect) and currently a member of its Steering Committee. (Supported by the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, the 3Rs is a teacher and community project providing constitutional and educational guidelines for teaching about religion. Similar projects are in place in Utah, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.) She has served as a district mentor teacher for the 3Rs for four years, organizing workshops and in-service training for teachers, administrators, and community members. She has coordinated and instructed at several weeklong 3Rs summer institutes.

Employed by the Amador County Unified School District since 1992, she has taught World History, English, Advanced Placement European History, and Advanced Placement Art History at Argonaut High School in Jackson, California. She is a 1999–2000 Mandel Fellow with the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and a member of the California Council for the Social Studies. Born in Pennsylvania, she grew up in California. Her family moved to Australia, where she finished her secondary schooling. She graduated the Australian National University, receiving an Honors degree in History and Political Science. She received her teaching credentials from Sonoma State University.

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