Chinese Administrators Visitation October 2010

In October 2010, as part of the CEI administrtators shadowing project, four administrators from China shadowed four Berks County administrators from Schuylkill Valley, Conrad Weiser Area, Oley Valley, and Wilson School Districts. As part of the exchange, the Chinese administrators first attended orientation sessions at the University of Pittsburgh and then traveled to Berks County where they were greeted by their partner principals at a welcome reception hosted by Berks County Intermediate Unit. During their Berks County visit, the administrators resided with host families and shadowed their partner administrators in classrooms, at board meetings, and other school and community events. They also visited Berks Career and Technology Center, participated in a faculty-to-faculty exchange session with Penn State Berks faculty members, and toured Valley Forge National Park. A farewell dinner was held at Yellow House Hotel to celebrate the new friendships that were forged as a result of the visit.

Berks County Administrators and their Chinese Partners include:

Melissa Kelchner, Assistant Principal, Schuylkill Valley School District
Dr. Lou Yanguo. Vice Principal for Academics, Shijiazhuang No. 1 High School

Dr. Elizabeth Lambi, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, Conrad Weiser Area School District
Mr. Li Jianxiong, Principal, Xingtai No.1 High School

Darrell L. Markley, Ed.D., Principal, Oley Valley High School
Mr. Zhao Yi, Vice Principal for Academics, San He No.2 High School

Dr. Michele Saylor, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development, Wilson School District
Ms. Zhao Hong, Vice Principal of Academics, Shijiazhuang No. 2 Middle School

Here are pictures of their visit.