Sarah Goes to China

July 28, 2011

Gosh, I wonder what her book will be called?

In May art teacher Sarah Sutter was honored by MEA receiving the 2010 Maine Education Association award for Teaching Excellence. She traveled to China recently with the other state winners.

There were 42 of us on the trip, including a couple of NEA Foundation staff, including Harriet Sanford (President/CEO), Betty Paugh-Ortiz (Senior VP of Innovation), and Susan Burke (Special Projects Director), staff from EF, and from the Pearson Foundation. The group tour was for 10 days, starting June 22, and included Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Sarah Sutter and Sarah Johnston from NM, extended their trip and spent another 8 days in Guilin and Yangshua, flying out of Shanghai on July 8th.

Sarah resigned from her teaching job at Wiscasset High School this Spring and she leaves for Japan in a week to teach for three years. She has trip pictures from China posted that you can take a look at and a link to where her Japan photos will be posted as well.

Photos from day 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sutterview/sets/72157627095131397/
Photos from day 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sutterview/sets/72157627264702136/
Photos of Art and Cultural Objects (will be added to from the whole trip):

Lucky for us, Sarah is going to send blog posts periodically to keep us updated on her adventures. I know I will be looking forward to hearing from Sarah!


  1. I had a chance to meet Sarah yesterday at the MLTI Summer Institute, where she and Mary Ellen Bell talked about their Wiscasset HS arts and social studies course on local history. Great work.

    Wiscasset’s loss is Tokyo International School’s gain. However, with the Internet, what is away anyway? Look forward to reading more about her learning adventures here.

  2. Thanks for your post Jay!
    Sarah and Ellen are a great team! I was honored to watch their collaboration unfold this past year.

    I have had the priviledge of working with Sarah for several years now and will miss her being close by. I am certain her away will not be as far as it would have been just 3 years ago. We are fortunate to be living in this amazing time!

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