Alumna selected for teacher exchange in Uruguay

Amber Kurishy Funmaker

Amber Kurishy Funmaker

Amber Kurishy Funmaker, who received her master’s degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning at UW-Green Bay this month, has been selected for the Uruguay Educator Exchange Program.

Funmaker, who received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay in 2004, is a bilingual teacher at Danz Elementary School in Green Bay. The exchange program gives teachers and principals the opportunity to collaborate in important issues facing their schools, communities and students.

Funmaker will work with a partner from Uruguay to design and implement a program for the international participant during their U.S. visit. They will also design a program for the U.S. educator’s reciprocal visit to Uruguay in summer 2011. A goal of the program is the internationalization and increased quality of instruction in schools by providing opportunities for the broader school community to learn about global issues, to be exposed to Uruguayan and U.S. culture, and to participate in joint collaborative projects and school partnerships.