The Japan Foundation Invitational Group Tour Program for U.S. Educators 2013


Photo of school visit
School visit (in the past year)

Since 2008, the Japan Foundation has carried out the “Invitational Group Tour Program for U.S. Educators,” which is targeted at educational leaders such as superintendents and principals of elementary and secondary education institutions and government officials in the U.S. This program aims to invite these educators to Japan and provide them opportunities to learn about Japanese education, culture, and society and to share their opinions with Japanese teachers and local administrators, as well as to deepen their understanding of Japanese-language education. This year 14 participants will visit schools and ministries, meet teachers and administrators, and conduct exchange activities.


Dates

Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 10, 2013


List of Participants

Name Gender Institution / Titile State
Ms. Mary Alene Lindley F Katy ISD
Director of Secondary Curriculum
TX
Ms. Yvonne Caamal Canul F Lansing School District
Superintendent
MI
Ms. Marie Doyle F Longmeadow Pubilic Schools
Superintendent
MA
Ms. Christina Gilliland F Williamson County Schools
World Language Curriculum Specialist
TN
Mr. Steven Johnson M Douglas County School District
Director of High School Education
CO
Dr. Gregory Jones M Fairfax County Public Schools
Coordinator of World Languages
VA
Dr. Lisa Mets F Eckerd College
Vice President and Secretary of the College
FL
Mr. Edward Park M Barnard Elementary School
Principal
CA
Mr. Robert Presuto M Secaucus Board of Education
Interim Superintendent Secaucus School District
NY
Ms. Melinda Springman F Elkins Pointe Middle School
Principal
GA
Ms. Leslie Vandergaw F Anchorage School District
Executive Director
AK
Mr. James R. Yoder M Clark County School District
Coordinator
NV
Mr. Dominic Cvitanich M Olympia School District
Superintendent
WA
Dr. Evan Glazer M Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Principal
VA

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation
International Operations Section 2, Japanese Language Dept.
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6068 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6040

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