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Introducing Regional GEA Alumni Gatherings



At our January GEA leadership huddle we talked at length about how hard we work to structure trips in a way that facilitates opening conversations amongst educators that might last for years, even decades (we hope!) to come. So many alumni tell us that the connections they make with their fellow teacher travelers profoundly impact their lives, both personally and professionally. In that spirit, we are so excited to introduce yearly Regional GEA Alumni Gatherings. Our first gathering will be held at the Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City on 4 February 2023

The purpose of these regional gatherings springs from two key cornerstones of GEA’s mission and purpose: to develop and expand intercultural competency and to connect directly with other educators in order to collaborate and converse. And of equal importance: we want to provide our dedicated educators with an opportunity to engage in a day of self-care and connection that will sustain you in the tireless and demanding work you do in your daily lives.

 

In appreciation for our GEAllies,

we are covering the costs of regional gatherings

for all alumni/newsletter recipients (small surcharge will apply for others)

THANK YOU!

 

Upcoming 2023 GEA Regional Get-Togethers

Mountain West

Regional alumni leader: Ben Tillotson (transition specialist at SCORE Academy, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Salt Lake City, UT: Forest bathing and brunch, February 4th

Bay Area, California

Regional alumni leaders: Rhonda Reed-Schlosser (administrator, San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District) and Linda Lambdin (administrator, Live Oak School District)

Santa Cruz, CA: Kayaking in the Elkhorn Slough and lunch, mid-April

The Carolinas

Regional alumni leader: Stephanie Morgan (math teacher at Haywood County schools, Canton, North Carolina)

Charlotte, NC: Ethiopian Coffee ceremony and historic house and ghost tour, late March

South Florida

Regional alumni leader: Ruba Monem (social studies teacher in the Miami-Dade school district and faculty at Florida International University)

Miami, FL: Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden and tea ceremony, early fall

DMV (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia)

Regional alumni leader: Karuna Skariah (Instructional Program Coordinator at Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland)

Baltimore, MA: Activity to be decided, October

Tri-State Area: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania

Regional alumni leader: Lisa Reese (science teacher, Warwick Valley Central School District)

NYC, NY: Activity to be decided, late fall

Western Pennsylvania/Ohio

Regional alumni leader: Alessandra Pazzaglia (Italian teacher, Oakland Catholic School, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania)

Pittsburg, PA: Activity to be decided, early fall

 

PROPOSE A REGIONAL GATHERING IN YOUR AREA

 

GEA'S WINTER CHECKLIST

  • Connect with Nature

  • Connect with Others

  • Register for your regional GEA get-togethers

  • Plan your 2023 or 2024 GEA Excursion

  • Mark your calendar for 3.20.22 for our creativity-themed newsletter

 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR A SUMMER 2023 GEA PROGRAM!

 

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