Building trust within the school district
As an administrator, Mitch recognizes how hard teachers work to help students grow into global citizens. He also recognizes that those teachers, along with students’ parents and guardians, need and deserve to feel that this goal is supported from the very top. That’s one of the reasons Mitch believes it’s important to offer a travel program at the district level. “It shows that the district itself wants students to be global learners,” he explains. Plus, it builds trust in the community, proving that the school system doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to expanding students’ growth and development through new experiences. Instead, by providing students with opportunities to see the world, helping them find ways to make the trip more affordable, and sometimes even leading the tours themselves, the administrators are—often quite literally—walking the walk.