International Education Washington

State Teacher of the Year International Ed Scholarship

This project is funded by a 2007 State Innovations grant from Longview Foundation.

Purpose: Increase visibility of International Education by linking it to teaching success

Timeframe: Fall, 2007 (when Teacher of the Year for 2008 is announced) - Spring, 2008 (when award ceremony takes place at the Governor's Mansion)


Key Personnel:

  • Michele Anciaux Aoki, Ph.D., International Education Consultant; 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 State Team Member; and Project Director for 2003, 2005, and 2007 State Innovations grants
  • Jennifer Geist, Teacher Development Manager for Bridges to Understanding

Status as of:  3/31/2008 | 11/27/2007

Status as of 3/31/2008

  • Michele Anciaux Aoki and Karen Kodama, International Education Administrator for Seattle Public Schools, attended the 2008 State Teacher of the Year ceremony at the Governor's mansion in April, 2008, and had the opportunity to speak briefly about the Coalition's Teacher of the Year International Education Scholarship.
  • Laura Jones' DECA class used the scholarship award to fund international activities for Pasco High School students attending the DECA International Career Development Conference in April in Atlanta, Georgia, including paying entrance fees to the World of Coke, CNN Central, and an international dinner at a Mexican restaurant. A highlight at the World of Coke visit was hearing an award-winning choir from Africa.

Status as of 11/27/2007

  • Michele Anciaux Aoki attended the 2008 State Teacher of the Year Announcement and Reception at the Museum of Flight on October 19, 2007. The 2008 Teacher of the Year is Laura Jones from Pasco School District. Michele has contacted Laura about the International Education Scholarship award.
  • Sue Barnard, the 2006 Teacher of the Year and our second International Education Scholarship award recipient, submitted a lovely letter describing how she used her scholarship money to give her students from Shelton, WA an opportunity to experience the world by spending a day in Seattle. Read Sue Barnard's Letter (PDF).

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