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
- 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
Status as of: 3/31/2008 | 11/27/2007
- 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.
- 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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