Texas Delegation Heads to China
Recently, we announced that AESA established an office in China.
Early in April, Region 12 ESC, Waco, Texas also led a delegation visit to China and shared their trip details with us.
The purpose of their trip was to explore ideas for future educational exchanges and cooperation. Dr. Jerry Maze, Executive Director of Region 12 ESC, was accompanied by Charlene Simpson, Region 12 Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Alexis Neumann, Director of the Rapoport Academy Public School, and Dr. Robert Ott, Director of the Temple Independent School District. Their trip included tours and visits to several locations, as well as several conversations with local officials.
The team visited two schools, Shanghai HD Bilingual School and Zhangjiagang Bailu Primary School. The site visits helped illuminate the Texas team’s understanding of the facilities and programs offered in the two schools. Their trip also included visits with officials from several education bureaus and governmental agencies.
The Texas group met with the Nanjing Education Bureau, the Nanjing Municipal Education Bureau International Exchange Office, Nanjing Xuanwu District Education Bureau, and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Nanjing Municipal People's Government. Our friends from Texas reported that each visit offered them an opportunity to observe educational opportunities, share information about their own programs with their Chinese counterparts, and pave the way for future, in-depth conversations about possible collaborations between the organizations.
We are excited to see how this innovative group will take their next steps!