One of Our Own is Chosen!

As everyone probably knows by now, Discovery Education is starting a new program called Discovery Student Adventures. Through this program, teachers and students will go on educational trips to various countries. Since this is the pilot year, Discovery created a special opportunity for nine STAR educators to take trips to Australia, China, or South Africa and help to “test-drive” the new program.

lrush.jpgThe winners have been announced and our very own Leadership Council chair, Linda Rush, from the Notre Dame School in Dallas, Texas, has been selected! She will go to South Africa and will be able to take four of her students along with her.

Following is a listing of all nine of the educators who have been selected. Congratulations to all these educators – you all deserve this opportunity!

Australia: May 25th, 2009–June 7, 2009

Carol Ann McGuire from New Village Leadership Academy, Calabasas, CA
Jennifer Jensen from Clear Sky Elementary, Castle Rock, CO
Kenneth Shelton from Walter Reed Middle School, Studio City, CA

South Africa: June 2nd, 2009–June 16th, 2009

Jason Cochrane from John F. Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, IA
Karen Wells from Midland High School, Pleasant Plains, AR
Linda Rush from Notre Dame High School, Dallas, TX

China: August 4th, 2009–August 18th, 2009   

Brett Harvey from Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, CA
Heather Sullivan from Manalapan High School, Manalapan, NJ
Rita Mortenson from Verona Area High School, Verona, WI


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