Chatham County Teacher of the Year selected for South Africa program

Research Triangle Park, N.C. –Chatham County teacher Leslie Burwell has been selected to participate in the 2016 Global Teachers program to South Africa. She teaches visual arts at Northwood High School. The 10-day learning journey with Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding) runs June 18-28 and takes teachers to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.

Leslie BurwellA total of 26 North Carolina teachers from across the state have been chosen through a competitive application process to participate in the global leadership program designed to help them bring the world to their classrooms. Go Global NC has been providing international education programs for North Carolina teachers since the late 1990s.
Global Teachers delegates will visit schools; experience South Africa’s cultural diversity; learn about apartheid, slavery, and human rights; and have the opportunity to visit Robben Island, site of Nelson Mandela’s 18-year imprisonment. About: Go Global NC connects North Carolina to the world and the world to North Carolina. Its global education and training programs empower North Carolina leaders with the skills, understanding, connections, and knowledge to succeed in a global community. Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding) is part of the world-class, 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Learn more:

Sponsors: Generous funding for the 2016 Global Teachers program to South Africa comes from Alamance Area Chamber of Commerce, The Beattie Foundation, The Borchardt Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation, The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust, The James G. K. McClure Fund for Education and Development of the Western North Carolina Community Foundation, The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, and The Dan Royster Memorial Fund.