2009-10-15 / About Town

Island educator to speak on Sunday

A Jamestown resident’s experiences with Afghanistan’s efforts in educational reform will be the topic of a forum at Central Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m.

Sharon Rallis, who has lived in Jamestown more than 30 years, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, in July. There, she brought her experience in program evaluation to the Afghan ministry of education’s efforts to build capacity in monitoring and evaluation as part of the national education strategic plan.

During the forum, Rallis will share her experiences and impressions of the people she met in Kabul and discuss the role education can play in bringing stability to the nation. The forum will be open to the public at no charge.

Rallis teaches and advises doctoral students from across the U.S. and around the world. She earned a doctorate from Harvard University and has written nine books on school leadership and on research methods.

She served two terms on Jamestown’s school committee in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Call 423-1651 for more information.

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