Sept. 30, students and teachers at Hillsboro High School had the unique opportunity to mingle with educational leaders from around the world! The meet and greet was made possible by Vanderbilt University and its Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
According to Vanderbilt University, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, part of the Fulbright Exchange Program, brings accomplished mid-career professionals from developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for an academic year to study, gain related professional experience and foster cultural exchange. This is the second year that Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development has hosted Humphrey Fellows. This year’s class hails from Bahrain, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Palestinian National Authority and the Philippines.
Pictured at right, Ms. Shannon Crawford (Academy Coach at Hillsboro) giving Fellows a tour. This year, hoping to better connect with the community, the fellows visited Hillsboro to learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, which aims to help students succeed and lead in a global environment.