Heino Schönfeld is HETI's Director and joined Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in November 2018. Heino trained and qualified as a Social Pedagogue in Berlin, Germany. He practiced as a front-line worker, manager and policy maker in Germany, the USA and, since 1987, in Ireland. He holds additional Irish qualifications in management. Heino was the founding Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education and a member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment for over 10 years. He was the Deputy Director of the Centre for Effective Services and prior to joining HETI he was Early Years Development Manager in Barnardos, Ireland’s largest child welfare organisation. Heino is a very experienced practitioner, manager, writer and policy maker across the NGO and statutory sectors. He has also successfully trained professionals at all levels. Heino believes strongly in the value and importance of Holocaust education for our world today. He is committed to stand up against antisemitism, racism and prejudice applying the lessons from the Holocaust.