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Alum, Retired Teacher Continues Work For Social Justice

Sept. 4, 2019 -- Heights High alum and retired teacher Adrienne Yelsky is featured in the Cleveland Jewish News. The Silver Linings section highlights citizens in their life after retirement.

Adrienne was a social studies teacher at Heights High where she taught the Lessons of the Holocaust class and was the AFS club advisor for foreign exchange students. She and her husband, Lanny, have hosted 16 foreign exchange students over the past 30 years.
 
She is a currently a John Carroll University supervisor of student teachers and a docent at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.   
 
Adrienne sees similarities between her work with students at the Maltz Museum and her life as a teacher at Heights High. 

“Human suffering is human suffering, and standing up to it, fighting it and speaking out is important for everyone. I’m doing exactly what I loved doing when I wasn’t retired – working with young people and spreading that message.”

Read the Silver Linings feature in the Cleveland Jewish News.

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