Recognizing Local Coordinators
LC of the Quarter
Written by Lisa Fealy, Regional Director
Joanne Carlisle joined Academic Year in America in April of 2012 where she had enthusiastically jumped right in to the Local Coordinator role. She has dedicated her time to spreading the word of the culture of AYA to those around
her – communities and schools. She strongly believes in AYA's mission and vision to bring the world together. Joanne has placed a number of students this year, and has done a wonderful job supporting her students.
In a difficult time, Joanne is always ready and willing to help. Despite school hurdles, Joanne has always been very persistent and has kept her head held high! She has also done an exceptional job completing and turning in her paperwork in a timely
fashion to help our office stay compliant and complete placements. She is always looking for new ways to broaden her cluster and to show her students what the American culture has to offer. Continually, Joanne has excellent relationships with her families and students! Joanne is a wonderful addition to AYA and I am lucky to work with such a
Student Choice Awards...LC of the Month Raffle!
AYA gives its students the opportunity to nominate their LC at any time during their program for recognition and reward as LC of the Month. Students email AYA with their heartwarming nominations, including some wonderful stories about the great things LCs do, the ways LCs make them feel special, and activities they enjoyed. A committee from AYA reviews the submissions each month and selects one winner each month who receives a $50 gift card and mention here on the AYA website.
In June 2011, AYA pooled the names of all LCs of the Month for 2010-11 in a raffle to receive an American Express gift card valued at $500. The winner selected at random was Sue Schriever of Nebraska! Congratulations Susan. Many thanks to all the LCs of the Month and to the many more who do amazing work with AYA students!
LC of the Month
Ed has been a Local Coordinator with us for 15 years, dedicating so much of his time to ensuring that our students have an unforgettable experience while here in the United States. He makes certain that our students have a great experience and that they feel comfortable reaching out not only to him, by AYA as well. He is a great representative and embodies the role of AYA Local Coordinator and Host Family. We are proud to have Ed a part of our mission and value as an organization!
"He always has time for me to talk and helps me a lot with problems. I visit him almost every second week to talk and have some fun!"
- By Maria from Denmark
"My host dad is awesome and we are having a good time together!"
- Pedro from Brazil
LCs of Previous Months
LCs of Previous Quarters
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