New Education Committee plans to bring La Jolla history to students

The La Jolla Historical Society created an Education Committee comprised of advocates, parents and one student to work with the schools to expand children’s knowledge of their community. When introducing the committee, LJHS Executive Director John Bolthouse said “The board and I believe outreach to La Jolla’s young people is one of the Society’s highest priorities. The goal of this committee is to instill (in youth) a greater appreciation of local history, our cultural surroundings, and how change affects lives. The key was finding talented and dedicated volunteers to provide dynamic leadership and also get the work accomplished.”

Members of the La Jolla Historical Society’s new Education Committee include Roberta Wolff, Judith Haxo, Jennifer Harter, Christina Freundt, Nettie Keck and Chip Edwards. Ursula Granirer is not pictured. Courtesy

Committee chair Jennifer Harter will oversee that leadership.

“Our plan is to first understand the curriculum the schools offer, then create programs to match and enhance these educational goals,” Harter said.

Harter is joined by Chip Edwards, a former student of the Evans School and Bishop’s who teaches science at The Gillispie School; LJHS board member and parent Christina Freundt, who is passionate about history education; Bishop’s sophomore Ursula Granirer, who has volunteered as a LJHS intern; Judith Haxo, who taught history and journalism at The Bishop’s School before retiring in 2000; former LJHS board member Nettie Keck, who is an educational consultant and ex-teacher; and Roberta Wolff, a veteran of the New Jersey public school system.

Under the auspices of the Education Committee, Granirer’s goal is to build a teen history advisory council with other La Jolla students who share a passion for times gone by.

On March 26, the Education Committee facilitated a workshop for a Girl Scout troop working on its Local Lore badge.

Want to learn more?

The La Jolla Historical Society offices/archives are at 7846 Eads Ave., open to the public 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. An exhibition gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. (858) 459-5335.

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