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Teacher picked for exchange program in Kazakhstan

Crystal Thiele

Crystal Thiele

On a regular school day, Crystal Thiele ’00 teaches social studies to middle school students in Brooklyn, New York.

But the past school year was not normal for Thiele, who was one of 110 exceptional teachers from across the United States chosen to participate in a two-way exchange program that provides professional development opportunities to secondary teachers around the world. Thiele was selected by the U.S. Department of State and International Research and Exchanges Board to spend two weeks in Kazakhstan during the spring.

She appreciated the opportunity to connect with educators from other cultures and share teaching methods.

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