|Contact: Terri McCormick
||For Immediate Release: 4-23-07
FOX CITIES’ INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LEADERS
EXPLORE GLOBAL ISSUES IN CENTRAL EUROPE
The Academy, the Fox Cities based independent school of Cambridge International Academies USA, Inc. (CIAI USA) has participated in its first European Council of International Schools Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Members of The Academy joined administrators and leadership teams from around the globe to challenge and share ideas for international standards in education and global issues.
“The conference was invaluable and further strengthened our resolve to continue to deliver an international education of the highest quality for our students,” said Jody Marriott Bar-Lev, Co-Director and International Curriculum Coordinator of The Academy, Fox Cities. “Our school is a locally-based international standard school with a curriculum rigorous in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities and world languages and which prepares our students for success as global citizens,” stated Bar-Lev.
Just a dozen years ago the Balkans and states of the former federation of Yugoslavia were the site of an intense war and members of The Academy leadership team had the opportunity to view both clear evidence of this past turmoil as well as the serene beauty of the region. Cavtat, near Dubrovnik, Croatia provided a picturesque backdrop against the Adriatic coastline for professional seminars focusing on global education issues and development.
“The importance of international competition and global standards hit home when I was able to learn first hand that other nations around the world spoke English fluently, and had the same technological advances as the United States,” said Terri McCormick former Wisconsin State Legislator.
Delegates from international schools of Geneva, Prague, The Hague, Barcelona, London, and Brussels were a sample of the nearly 300 members of the European Council of International Schools represented. The event was held at Hotel Croatia with a Gala event held at the top of the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Once known as Dalmatia in the Roman and Byzantine empires, Dubrovnik’s churches, castles and markets opened the gates to a part of Europe once forbidden.
The Academy, as a part of Cambridge International Academies USA, Inc. (CIAI USA), is committed to international education and a global perspective among all of its staff and students. The Academy is accredited by the prestigious University of Cambridge International Examinations Department, England which provides students with qualifications respected worldwide.