The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that El Camino Real teacher Gary Bass was named as one of 13 U.S. citizens to win the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Short Term Program grant. Bass will represent the United States in Cambodia, as he works to implement an English language program.
The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to build relationships between U.S. citizens and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges.
“I am so proud of Mr. Bass for the leadership, drive and care he has shown for the students of Santa Fe,” said Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia. “I have no doubt that his talent and leadership will make just as meaningful an impact in Cambodia, as well.”
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Mr. Bass will spend the month of October in Cambodia, and in addition to establishing an English language program, his experience abroad will allow him to bring new cultural back to Santa Fe Public Schools.