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EHS's Prado Earns Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Award

August 27, 2021
Congratulations to Essex High School Global Leadership Program Director Jill Prado who was honored by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board with a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.

As a Fulbright recipient, Prado will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and abroad. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.

Upon returning to their classrooms in the United States, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars and educators to their school or campus and encouraging their colleagues and students to go abroad. 
"This Fulbright award is comprised of global education coursework and a capstone project, followed by an international field experience in France and Morocco. The program is a wonderful complement to the Global Leadership Program at EHS, which now includes more than 100 students in our District, as well as students in our current partner schools in Belgium, Denmark, and Spain," said Prado.
"Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms will help us to connect with new schools, educators, and students around the world so that our international exchanges - both virtual and in-person - will grow even stronger!"
As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. 

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.