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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cap-Haitien and Educational Leadership Partnerships

I leave in one week for meetings in Cap-Haitien and Port au Prince. I am delighted that Bruce Alexander, a principal from the Waterloo school board, will be joining me. He has worked in teacher training in Haiti before and is French-speaking. Cap-Haitien is in the north of Haiti - about a 30 minute flight from Port au Prince. It is the second largest city in Haiti and is becoming the focus of WLU's partnership work in Haiti (see earlier blog posts as to rationale).

Our schedule is looking like this:

Oct. 9 Arrive in Cap-Haitien and dinner meeting with president of UPNCH (Public University of the North) and Director of MENFP (Haitian Ministry of National Education)

Oct. 10 Full day of meetings with UPNCH and MENFP - signing of Memorandum of Understanding and development of plans for an English Language Institute as well as a Leadership and Research Centre

Oct. 11Visits to schools and facilities in Cap-Haitien and local area (to develop plans to bring future groups of WLU students and Waterloo-area teachers)

Oct. 12 Travel to Port au Prince - full day of meetings with university, NGO, and Canadian embassy personnel + evening meetings to establish the French-language equivalent to www.haitieducationalleadership.com

Oct. 13 Return home

It will be a packed week! I will be posting regular updates when we are on the ground.

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