Education Perspective in Iowa
May 1st, Guillaume Lacroix visited Lou Henry Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa. It was an occasion to discuss with young student of the first dual-language program in French in Iowa.
The French Consul General had a discussion with the teaching staff.
« Now, we need to work together with Waterloo Schools to make this first success a sustainable model. The demand is high in the community. This is encouraging for the next steps. Thank you, Dr. Lindaman, Waterloo Schools Superintendant, for your engagement and leadership », Mr Lacroix.
2 May, «Second visit on Kirkwood Community College campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A reference institution in the Midwest but also an impressive global engagement. There is room for broader connections with France, building on the recent progress. We are actively working on it with Dean Dawn Wood», Mr Lacroix.
Guillaume Lacroix met French and Swahili faculty at the University of Iowa. New ideas emerged from the discussion like the creation of a program of French and Swahili for healthcare professionals.