|Superintendent Brent Kay, Wang Yinghong, and Dean Meltzer|
This week the Asian Studies Outreach Program and Randolph Union High School welcomed Visiting Scholar Wang Yinghong, from Lijiang, China. The young Visiting Scholar, who is a social studies teacher at the Vocational High School of Gucheng District, Lijiang, China, is the 9th Visiting Scholar to participate in the State-wide Program for Asian Studies in Schools for the 2011-2012 academic year.
While Wang Yonghing has never traveled to Vermont before, the placement at Randolph Union High School is almost a homecoming since Yonghing had the opportunity to work with staff from the school. In 2009, Dean Meltzer, 8th grade science teacher, and his wife Dona from Braintree School, went on sabbatical for a year in the Lijiang Province. Wang Yonghing met the Metltzers during their sabbatical and even had the chance to meet with their daughter.
Wang Yinghong will be returning to China in June, but prior to that hopes to learn about Vermont and share her culture at the school.