Imagine your TK student learning about China, Germany and Kenya, and then continuing on that global journey to gain the knowledge, skills and character dispositions to make a difference in a rapidly changing world.
At PDS, our students learn to become global citizens in and out of the classroom. Their journey includes:
- learning about major countries, cultures, and global issues
- acquiring key skills such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving
- applying their knowledge and skills with good judgment
At PDS we believe each student should be an astute, persistent and successful problem solver who values and demonstrates responsible citizenship.
Providence Day School is a proud member of:
- Round Square International
- Global Education Benchmark Group
- Worldview, UNC-Chapel Hill
- World Affairs Council Charlotte
- International House Charlotte
Dr. Loren Fauchier
Dr. Loren Fauchier is currently the Director of Global Education at Providence Day School in Charlotte, and the Vice-President of the Global Education Benchmark Group, a consortium of 150+ independent schools in the U.S., Canada, Britain and Turkey. He was the 2014 recipient of the NAIS Global Citizen Award. Before coming to Providence Day, he taught 17 years at Queens University of Charlotte in the Department of Political Science and International Studies and before that at the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University program in Nanjing, China, and completed his doctoral research in China. He frequently travels to China with students. He currently participates in a working group of educational leaders who seek to create schools of the future based on global competencies and self-learning.
Ms. Katie Kirkland | '03
Ms. Katie Kirkland is the Associate Director of Global Education at Providence Day School. She is also a founding member of the Young Professionals Board at the International House. Ms. Kirkland has traveled to over 20 countries. Her areas of expertise include developing and leading student travel programs, international risk management, cross-cultural communication, and working with international and exchange students. She currently serves as a Round Square International Representative as well. Ms. Kirkland received her Masters in Education - Global Studies from the University of Illinois. She has a background in Journalism and Visual Communications from the University of South Carolina and is currently co-teaching a course called Writing in the Digital Age.