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September 27, 2006

Australian Visitors at Mabry

Yesterday Mabry had two guests from Tranby College in Western Australia, Les and Nicole. Les, an 8th grade teacher and soon to be the ITC director of the middle school (grades 7 - 9), and Nicole, a Kindergarten teacher, both very technologically literate, first became aware of Mabry through MabryOnline.org, where they stated they watched, in utter amazement, the movies our students have made. They attained a grant to come visit Mabry firsthand to learn more about our school and the ways we leverage global connectivity to maximize student achievement.

Both stated that their visit was very informative. They asked many questions, and visited many classes. They also talked with a number of our students (who served as international Mabry ambassadors), which they said was one of the most valuable aspects of their visit. We will post a podcast of their meeting with our students. They spoke of the friendliness of our staff and the politeness of our students.

Additionally they brought two specially framed photographs Les took in Western Australia. He made a podcast which will be posted along with pictures of the pictures to MabryOnline, discussing the significance of their gracious and unexpected gift. I am delighted that Mabry is providing a standard of professional excellence and best practices that is being recognized not only in the United States, but, through MabryOnline, even around the world.

Posted by Dr. Tyson

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