Trollhättan, Sweden officially becomes Tempe’s 10th Sister City in May 2015. However, there has been a collaboration between Tempe and Trollhättan since we first met in 2008. We have enjoyed and have had successful exchanges of student delegates since 2010, as well as professional delegate exchanges and the very first International Chef to cook at […]
In reflecting on the time I spent this summer in Skopje, Macedonia, I am flooded with fond memories. From the moment that I got off of the plane in Macedonia, I was welcomed with open arms by my host teacher, Maja B. She has since transferred to a different school, but when I visited she […]
We often wonder what our past participants in the Professional Educator Exchange are doing now…where are they, are they still educators? That is why we created this feature for Tempe Sister Cities Monthly Newsletter. This first Spotlight article is about Annette Asuncion, who was an exchange teacher to Regensburg in 2011.
It truly is a joy to relive once again this past summer and fall. Jill Osborne, Katy McGill, and I (Mary Bosen) were honored to travel to beautiful Lower Hutt, New Zealand as the Teacher’s Exchange Delegates for 2013. Katy was hosted by a delightful young teacher couple, Kelly and Rihania Chadwick, both 4/5grade teachers.
I had the privilege to be an educator exchange delegate this summer in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France. Daniel, Isabelle and Camille Hoessly were superb hosts and took me to places I would most likely never see as a tourist. My exchange with Isabelle was unique as it was the first for Beaulieu. I was able to visit […]
On the agenda for the evening at the recent “Shoulder to Shoulder” was the introduction of the five educators who have been chosen to represent Tempe Sister Cities in our summer exchange. Chris Crain (Math Coach, Kyrene) will be our first exchange teacher to Cuenca, Ecuador. Lori McClellen (Gifted Educ. and Social Studies Coordinator, TD3) […]
It was all about New Zealand at Jan O’Malley’s house on Jan 12 when she hosted a “Shoulder to Shoulder” to honor teachers Anya Geelen and Jennifer Stacey from our Lower Hutt exchange. Anya and Jen had glowing things to say about their visit, agreeing that while New Year’s Eve in Vegas was great fun, […]
Since it has been a busy year for Tempe Sister Cities as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we thought it important to recap some of our top newsletter stories of the past year. We hope you will check our web site often as we continue to celebrate our Tempe Sister Cities and Hackett House activities […]
Ten Years ago Rover third grade teacher, Deb Wakefield applied and was selected for an educator exchange to Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The connection with other teachers and her host family was a very special bond.
Our friends from Regensburg, Gertie Dietrich, and Katherine Wein, have returned to Germany and are taking home memories of the red rocks of Sedona and a Grand Canyon sunset. They roamed the Desert Botanical Garden and communed with butterflies. They could hardly tear themselves away from the garden where Marianne Mitchell was escorted around the […]