Thursday, 1 September 2011

How Dr. Patricia Koeze Helped Students in Michigan

When asked about her greatest accomplishment as superintendent of West Ottawa Public Schools, Dr. Patricia Koeze is likely to discuss her role in implementing the International Baccalaureate Program. West Ottawa is one of the first districts in Michigan to offer the program from the kindergarten level on up. According to Dr. Patricia Koeze, the program offers a strict and rigorous educational component. They learn about other cultures, about cultural understanding and about bias. They're fully prepared to participate in the global economy. They're encouraged to develop curiosity, and to become adults who are committed to life-long learning. It's an innovative program, and Dr. Patricia Koeze is proud that she was part of the effort to introduce it to Michigan students.

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