COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 2

January 15, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Teach Vietnam Teachers Network

 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is creating the Teach Vietnam Teachers Network as part of the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The memorial fund is recruiting two teachers from each state for the teachers network. Teachers must apply to become a member of the network and will be chosen based on experience and/or interest in teaching about Vietnam.

 

Selected teachers will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-day conference where they will be trained about the memorial funds mission and programs. Upon returning to their home states, teachers will be prepared to promote the memorial funds educational initiatives to fellow teachers.

 

An application to become a member of the Teach Vietnam Teachers Network can be acquired by contacting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at (202)393-0090 or tedwards@vvmf.org. Applications must be postmarked by March 22,2002, and notification will be made by April 30, 2002.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

 

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