AASA Announces Summer Chinese Delegation

James Minichello
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AASA Members and Staff among Educators Participating in 'Discover China' Program

Alexandria, Va. – April 10, 2014 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced today the educators who will participate in the organization's “Discover China” program. AASA members and staff among the delegation include:

  • Andrew Lee Smith, superintendent, Antelope Union High School, District #50, Wellton, Ariz.
  • Christine Marie Syriac, superintendent, Seymour Public Schools, K-12, Seymour, Conn.
  • N. Tracy Crowe, deputy superintendent, Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Sonia E. Beckford, principal, James Ryder Randall Elementary School, Clinton, Md.
  • Judith Sue Grow, supervisor of modern language, Lenzpe Valley Regional High School, Stanhope, N.J.
  • Sana Deloris Sims, principal, Cooper Lane Elementary School, Landover Hills, Md.

Sponsored by SLG-Sino Language Gateway and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the delegation leaves for Beijing on June 23 and will stay in China for two weeks.

Topics to be discussed include the U.S. and China’s K-12 education system, U.S. and Chinese student exchange programs, cross-border learning, online Chinese and English learning, teacher exchange, collaborative learning, establishing sister schools, and joint-diploma programs. Additional topics may be added throughout the tour.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AASApage. Information on AASA Children’s Programs on Twitter @AASATotalChild.