Five FPS Educators Visit New Zealand Schools
Five FPS Educators Visit New Zealand Schools
Posted on 10/25/2017
FPS Educators in New Zealand

Five Fayetteville Public Schools educators are visiting schools in New Zealand this week as part of the Office of Innovation for Education’s “A Learning Journey: Global Perspectives to Ignite Innovation in Education” sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation. The educators are:

Dr. Steven Weber, Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning

Matt Morningstar, Principal, Holt Middle School

Dondi Frisinger, Principal, Happy Hollow Elementary School

Blaine Sanders, 5th Grade Science & Social Studies Teacher, Holt Middle School

Maranda Seawood, 1st Grade Teacher, Happy Hollow Elementary School

These individuals are joining others from districts throughout Northwest Arkansas to tour New Zealand’s educational system and embark on a two year project to “generate, enhance, and scale dynamic innovative approaches to education in the region.”

“I extend my appreciation and gratitude to the Walton Family  Foundation and the Office of Innovation for Education for this investment in the Fayetteville Public Schools,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Wendt.  “I am confident  the visit to New Zealand’s educational system and the opportunity to network with other educational leaders will generate innovative approaches to education that will benefit our students.”

Dr. Weber is blogging during the trip, and his blog is available at:
http://edge.ascd.org/profile/steven-weber-1