Educator Tours – Turkey

photo by Daniel Kittner

Photo by Daniel Kittner

For the 9th year in a row, Global Classroom is proud to announce that seven Washington State teachers will journey to Turkey this summer on an almost-all-expenses-paid study tour! This 14-day tour from July 21 to August 4 is sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation, the World Affairs Councils of America, and the World Affairs Council of Seattle. 

Congratulations to the 2015 study tour participants! 

Cheryl Healy, Seattle Prep

Eric Ayrault, Mercer Island High School

Tara Graves, Franklin Pierce High School

Tracy Green, Newport High School

David Blacketer, The Delta High School

Dana Radcliffe, Hamilton International Middle School

Josh Parker, Billings Middle School

Last summer, these six teachers journeyed to Turkey: 

2014 study tour participants

2014 study tour participants

Ryan Hauck, Marysville-Pilchuck HS

Henry Shaw, Lynnwood HS

Linda Cooper, Billings Middle School

Jennifer Conrad, Hamilton International Middle School

Katie Hayes, Salmon Bay K-8

Karen Sherwood, University Prep

Two years ago, these four teachers were selected to travel to Turkey: (from left to right) 

Turkey Teachers 2013

Turkey Teachers 2013

Susan Westberg, Stadium High School

Brandon Frederick, Bonney Lake High School

Zeynep Guven, Turkish Cultural Foundation

Charles Woletz,St. Joseph’s School

Rebecca Nelson, Eastlake High School


The following Washington State-area teachers were selected to join the 2012 study tour of Turkey:

Patti Marlow, Tolt Middle School, River View School District

Holly Miller, B.E.S.T High School, Lake Washington School District

Colin Bush, Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island School District

Samantha Olson, Catharine Blaine K-8, Seattle School District.

Three years ago (2011) these three teachers took off for Turkey:

Laura Bennett, Tahoma Middle School, Tahoma School District

Janine Magidman, Roosevelt High School, Seattle School District

David Morse, Lincoln High School, Tacoma School District

Four years ago (2010) these four teachers gained knowledge of Turkey:

Jennifer Dunn, Franklin High School, Seattle School District

Meera Patankar, Lakeside Middle School, Independent School

Barbara Vandeleur, Woodward Middle School, Bainbridge Island School District

Abby Drake, Assumption-St. Bridget Middle School, Seattle Archdiocese

*Note: The 2010 tour was filmed, and our teachers starred in the documentary Broad Horizons. The trailer is available here. Copies available upon request. Some of our past ambassadors have been captured sharing their stories on film. On May 26, 2011 Jennifer Dunn and Barb Vandeleur were interviewed on Public Exposure SCAN-TV. Watch this 30 minute interview here.

Five years ago (2009) these six teachers journeyed to Turkey:

Rob Hallock, Sammamish High School, Bellevue School District

Abigail Hundley, University Preparatory Academy, Independent School

Eileen Hynes, The Hutch School, Seattle School District

Chris McQueen, Inglemoor High School, Northshore School District

Rebecca Wallace, Showalter Middle School, Tukwila School District

Cathy Goetsch, Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge School District

Six years ago (2008) these educators explored this exciting country:

Erin Lynch, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle School District

Rich Stuart, Shorewood High School, Shoreline School District

Robert Bloomhuff, Evergreen Junior High School, Lake Washington School District

Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls’ School, Independent School

Seven years ago (2007) these four teachers blazed the trail:

Robert Herold, Northstar Junior High, Lake Washington School District

William Linser, Robinswood High School, Bellevue School District

Jan Morgan, Bothell High School, Northshore School District

Rebecca Timson, Billings Middle School, Independent School

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