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Lord Receives Fulbright Fellowship

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For Immediate Release                                                                

March 6, 2019

Lord Receives Fulbright Fellowship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Rebecca Lord, Interventions Teacher at Valley Middle School, has been named a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) Fellow.

Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

This fall, Lord completed a rigorous semester-long online course focused on best practices in global education. Lord and Todd Selk, principal of Valley Middle School, attended a global symposium in Washington, D.C. in February. This in-person professional development workshop builds networks, collaboration, and develops strategies to enhance world learning.

This spring and summer, Fulbright TGC fellows will travel abroad for two to three weeks to experience another country’s culture and education system and promote mutual understanding. Lord will be traveling to Colombia. Fulbright TGC fellows will also create a global education guide that serves as a resource for their local community to build global awareness and mutual understanding.

"We are very proud of our staff member Becca Lord. She has demonstrated quality, innovation, risk-taking, relationship building, and leadership throughout her professional career,” said Selk. “Being selected out of over 400 applications and being the first-ever North Dakotan to be selected to this particular Fulbright program, which is in its ninth year, speaks highly of her as an individual and reflects fondly on Valley Middle School and Grand Forks Public Schools. We feel so fortunate to call her a colleague."

TGC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. For more information, please visit