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Twelve Providence Day School Employees Earn Global Educator Certificates
Posted 06/01/2017 01:55PM



Twelve Providence Day School faculty and staff members have recently earned their Global Educator Certificates.

Upper School Dean of Students Gordon Bynum, Wellness Director Tom Caruso, Head Libriarian Nicole Colliins, Visual Arts Chair Richard Dewey, Lower School Head Erin Harper, Upper School History teacher Andrea Gowin, Lower School teacher Ann Hannah, 5th-grade teacher Laura Martin, Global Education Associate Director Katie Kirkland, Upper School Learning Specialist Shelley Mikzan, Lower School Librarian Janna Miller and nurse Anne Smythe are among the 48 employees who have earned their GECs.

The certificates were distributed during a faculty and staff yearend luncheon in the Dining Hall June 1.

The GEC offers teachers unique opportunities to learn firsthand about other cultures and then communicate their experiences to students and the PDS community.

Many school’s global programs generally focus on sending students abroad to gain experiences, according to Global Education Director Loren Fauchier. While PDS supports these efforts through its many trips for Upper and Middle School students, Fauchier said global education also must happen in the classroom — teachers need to have the knowledge and experience to encourage students to see the world differently and to travel abroad.

“If teachers are excited about understanding countries, cultures and global issues, their students will be, too,” said Fauchier. “The goal is to create a culture or climate among the faculty and staff who understand the need for global knowledge and skills and want to share them with their students.”

Learn more about the Global Educator Certificate at PDS.

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