Last week on Oct 21 and 22, 2019, Areté and MS/HS 223 welcomed a group of delegates from the government of Cape Town, South Africa for a two-day visit. Dr. Ramon Gonzalez and Dr. Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg, Areté's new Executive Director co-led the delegation's visit along with Areté and MS/HS 223 educators Mr. Ed Martinez and Mr. Carlos Perez.
The South African delegation had a deep dive of the MS223 School “Model” during their visit. They had classroom visits, observed supervision and professional learning at school, experienced the ways to engage families and volunteers, and explored the incentives for student participation.
(Dr. Gonzalez introducing school's afterschool program to the South African delegation)
It has been a rewarding and joyful experience to showcase the academic interventions, school cultures, students and families engagement, leadership and professional development at MS/HS 223. We are looking forward to having them back next year and exchanging the emerging educational insights with one another.
( South African delegation joining the classes with MS/HS 223 students and alumni and Areté's Program Director Mr. Carlos Perez)