Marzanna Pogorzelska has been an extraordinary teacher for almost two decades and was a 2013 Lowell Milken Center Fellow. She has received major teaching awards, including one for promoting understanding and tolerance. Her work in social studies and Holocaust education is recognized in many different areas. Project-based learning is her approach to teaching. Her students have developed projects that have been recognized in many areas of Europe. Her teaching of tolerance and equality has set standards for many educators. Marzanna has a Masters Degree and Ph.D. from Opole University in Poland. Her degrees are in Pedagogical Sciences. She has been a leader in Polish education and has demonstrated a creative and highly academic student curriculum. She has taught secondary students for 18 years in her hometown of Kedzierzyn-Kozle. She has written numerous articles. Marzanna has also received Teacher & Citizen Laureate award from the countries of Poland, France, Germany and Spain. December 2012, Marzanna was honored with the Golden Cross of Merit Award from the President of Poland, which is given to teachers who have “outstanding educational achievements in shaping the civil virtues of the young generation.”