U.S. Embassy Welcomes American and Ghanaian Teachers

On June 19, the U.S. Embassy in Accra welcomed four teachers who have benefitted from the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA).  They included Ghanaian teachers Ms. Opokua Ampadu-Sackey, an English language teacher at the Krobo Girls Senior High School in the Eastern Region who is hosting American teacher Ms. Ashly Larrow, and Mr. Forrabe Ayer, a math teacher and Academic Head at the Ghanata Senior High School who is hosting American teacher Jerriel Hall.  Both are 2016 alumni of the Fulbright TEA program.  “We benefitted tremendously from our exchange experiences in the United States, and are very proud to welcome these great American teachers to Ghana under the Fulbright TEA program,” said Mr. Ayer.

Welcoming the guests, Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II and Cultural Officer Assistant Aisha Nartey lauded their vision and professional accomplishments.  “We are proud to see the strong partnerships you have established to promote education through the Fulbright TEA program.  Ambassador Robert P. Jackson served as an educator for years prior to becoming a U.S. diplomat.  As he has said, teachers make a difference and their noble service truly transforms lives by promoting a love for learning in the classrooms.  A quality education offers children the tools to succeed in life, and enables them to offer their immense talents and contributions to promote development in Ghana as in all nations,” said Mr. Quiroz.

To learn more about the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), please see: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/fulbright-teaching-excellence-and-achievement-program.