Exchange Teacher Grant

Exchange Teacher from China Will Teach Mandarin at Truman
This is the image for the news article titled Exchange Teacher from China Will Teach Mandarin at TrumanHarry S. Truman High School is one of 27 schools in the United States to be awarded a grant to host an exchange teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The grant will provide students in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to learn Mandarin from an exchange teacher from China.

Assistant Principal Amber Kitchenman and Spanish teacher Elizabeth Gregory went through a rigorous grant application process to be chosen as one of 27 schools in the U.S. Depending on funding and being awarded the grant again, the program could last an additional two years. 

As a past participant of the U.S. Department of State teacher exchange program, Gregory found out about this opportunity through a newsletter and felt it was important to offer this opportunity to students. 

“Our job as high school educators is to ensure our students are fully prepared for employment in a competitive global society,” said Kitchenman. “Offering one of the most spoken languages used by society will provide our students with tools to be successful when they leave the halls of Truman High School.”

In addition to employment opportunities, students will be able to learn a lot culturally as many of them have not traveled outside of the tri-state area. 

“I am excited that students will have a unique opportunity and a chance to meet someone from another country in real life,” said Gregory.
 
Truman High School looks forward to welcoming the new teacher in the fall. 
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