DODDS promotes partnership
SEOUL — Department of Defense Dependents Schools administrators and the Gyeonggi province governor met Thursday to promote partnerships among their schools.
Peter Grenier, acting DODDS-Korea superintendent, and governor Kim Moon-soo discussed the work of the Korean American Youth Alliance, an organization that promotes activities among teachers and students from both nations.
Seoul American High School may soon arrange sporting events with Korean schools through the program, Grenier said.
At Osan American High School students and teachers from Korean schools make regular visits during non-academic periods of the school day to teach Korean arts and crafts, said principal Marie Cullen.
Like Seoul American, Osan American also is looking into conducting sporting events with Korean schools.
KAYA has been working with on-base schools for about three years, Grenier said.
The level of activity and participation varies at each school, but the program is strongest at Osan Air Base and Camp Humphreys, Grenier said.
He said the program has the most participation at the elementary school level, but the high schools are starting to come on board.
Grenier said the governor asked to be kept up to date on the work between DODDS schools and KAYA.