exchange teachers and state department representatives pose together
From May 9-11, 2024, 21 TCLP exchange teachers representing the 2023-2024 cohort traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the annual Spring Leadership Workshop.

The workshop opened at the American Councils office with remarks by Michael Kuban, Senior Program Officer at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, and Zara Hovhannisyan, Director of Teacher Programs, followed by a welcome dinner and the awarding of contest prizes. On May 10, the exchange teachers attended two sessions led by guest presenters. Jennifer Manise, Executive Director of The Longview Foundation, conducted a session on the importance of enhancing student global competency skills, while Dr. Rebecca Fox, Professor Emerita of Education at George Mason University, led a session on transformational leadership in the field of education. The workshop concluded with closing remarks and the issuing of program certificates by Jennifer Gibson, Branch Chief of Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs in the Office of Global Educational Programs at ECA, and Lisa Choate, President of American Councils, followed by a celebration dinner.

Above: TCLP exchange teachers pose with Branch Chief of Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs Jennifer Gibson and Senior Program Officer Michael Kuban from the U.S. Department of State after receiving their certificates