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Reed Elementary Educator Receives U.S. Department of State Fellowship

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Sarah Adams Schwartz, Spanish teacher at Reed Elementary School has been awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the Educational Seminar: 2012-2013 Uruguay Educator Exchange Program. Mrs. Schwartz is one of 10 educators who have been selected from the U.S. to participate. She will be hosting Mariana Othaix, of Salto, Uruguay in February at Reed Elementary School in the Ladue School District. Mrs. Schwartz will travel to Uruguay for two weeks in summer, 2013 for the reciprocal component of this exchange, sponsored by the Fulbright Commission in Uruguay.

The Educational Seminar: 2012-2013 Uruguay Educator Exchange Program is a short-term, mutual exchange opportunity for U.S. and Uruguay educators. The program provides a short-term professional development opportunity for U.S. and Uruguay educators to share best practices on issues of mutual interest to their schools, students and communities. The Uruguay educators spend two weeks in U.S. schools with their U.S. partners in February 2013 and the U.S. educators travel to Uruguay for two weeks the following summer in their partners’ schools. The program is individualized through collaboration between partners and focuses on teaching strategies/instruction, the development of joint educational projects, personnel administration, school systems and management, global issues and culture, curriculum development, student affairs, and/or educational policy.

The Educational Seminar Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries around the world through academic, cultural, and professional exchanges.  Currently, Educational Seminars are administered with Brazil, China, India, and Uruguay. The program is implemented by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.