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In May, Mayor Adams office hosted Gilkey International Middle School 6th Graders at City Hall for a day of learning about the City of Portland and the various services and careers that are available.
Gilkey International School is unique in the fact that their mission is to inspire children to become global citizens by providing a rigorous and comprehensive education within a nurturing, student-centered environment for full immersion in multiple languages and cultures. With that being said the Core Values and Guiding Principles are: Honesty, Respect, Collaboration, Responsibility, Diversity and Passion for Learning.
Mayor Adams’ Education Strategies Coordinator Reese Lord III invited the Bureau of Development Services Customer Service Manager Alisa Cour and Outreach Program Coordinator Tiffani Penson to participate in the interview session with the students. We had the pleasure of being asked very intelligent questions about LEED Buildings, Building Permits and Code Enforcement by Matthew Corman.
Matthew has an interest in architecture and buildings. He is learning to speak Spanish and had nothing but great things to say about his school. He was very aware of current events and even held a conversation with us about the advantages of banning plastic shopping bags in Oregon.
After the interview Alisa and Tiffani commented on how advanced and mature Matthew was. Matthew is definitely a student with a bright future and we appreciated the opportunity to be involved in this day of learning, says Tiffani.
For more information on Mayor Adams’ commitment to the Education of youth, contact Reese Lord at (503) 823-4027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.