Selma Elementary teachers Janet Molokach, Melissa Page, and Terry Reason will be traveling to Costa Rica and Nicaragua during the summer of 2016 as part of a unique study abroad opportunity.
This year Selma Elementary School was selected to send three teachers on this study visit sponsored by the University of North Carolina World View program.
The goal of the program is to help educators become leaders for global education by looking beyond the borders of North Carolina and experiencing a culture, country and people different from their own. It is a unique and challenging professional development opportunity where educators will learn about and compare Costa Rica and Nicaragua’s education systems, development, and environmental issues. Participants will also get to explore significant cultural and historical sites and interact with families.
Selma Elementary teachers were given the chance to apply earlier this year, and the School Improvement Team reviewed applications and chose the three recipients. Molokach, Page, and Reason were surprised on Dec. 4, with the announcement of being chosen to be part of this life changing experience.
Molokach, an exceptional children’s teacher, Page, a music teacher, and Reason, who is a first grade teacher, all said they are excited to work with families and students in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The three said they hope the visit will increase their global awareness, which they plan to apply to their roles at Selma Elementary.
For additional information on UNC World View program visit http://worldview.unc.edu/our-programs/abroad/2016-costa-rica-and-nicaragua-study-visit/