In the heart of Kelso, Washington, stands Lane Salvig, an alum of the WSU College of Education. Lane has dedicated the past eight years to shaping young minds as a high school math and social studies teacher. His commitment to fostering global understanding and cross-cultural collaboration recently earned him a prestigious recognition: a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.
Lane’s award comes with a journey. He will go to Morocco in April, where he will collaborate with educators from the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE). His mission? To explore how students from different cultures can learn from each other and work together.
The Fulbright Program, managed by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, is all about international educational exchange. For over 75 years, it has provided countless individuals with opportunities to learn, teach, and connect across borders.
Lane’s selection for the Fulbright award highlights his passion for global learning and teaching innovation. Through the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, he hopes to not only share his knowledge but also build meaningful connections that span continents.
As Lane embarks on this journey, the College of Education is honored to have him represent us Cougs, demonstrating the profound impact educators can make in fostering understanding and collaboration across diverse communities. He encourages his colleagues and peers to embrace the spirit of international exchange. By sharing his experiences when he returns, Lane hopes to inspire others to explore the world, learn from different cultures, and foster connections that transcend boundaries.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, please visit, https://eca.state.gov/fulbright.